Definition of justification in English:


Line breaks: jus¦ti¦fi|ca¦tion
Pronunciation: /dʒʌstɪfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n


[mass noun]
  • 1The action of showing something to be right or reasonable: the justification of revolutionary action he made a speech in justification of his career
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    • Indeed, its values are regularly cited in justification of a looming war.
    • There are no existing criteria that he can appeal to in justification of his act.
    • It seems to me that that is not an argument in justification of inaccuracy, assuming that there is inaccuracy.
  • 1.1Good reason for something that exists or has been done: there is no justification for an increase in charges [count noun]: all these incidents were used again as a justification for my sacking
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    • Subsequent letters to objectors give no reasons or justification for dismissing such objections.
    • It also requires school officials to demonstrate some reasonable educational justification before they can censor anything.
    • The arch is a fashionable solution just now, and there is reasonable engineering justification.
  • 2 Theology The action of declaring or making righteous in the sight of God.
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    • The Bible describes the act of justification as a declaration of righteousness upon a heart that is not righteous.
    • The cosmic goal of righteousness suggests an eschatological dimension to justification.
    • We lean on the righteousness of Christ for justification.
  • 3 Printing The action or manner of justifying a line of type or piece of text.
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    • This article will provide information about each type of justification and how it can be used with Arabic script languages.
    • This section covers changing the font, style, size, orientation, justification, and inter-line spacing.

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