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Definition of Justify

Justify

  1. To prove or show to be just; to vindicate; to maintain or defend as conformable to law, right, justice, propriety, or duty.
  2. To pronounce free from guilt or blame; to declare or prove to have done that which is just, right, proper, etc.; to absolve; to exonerate; to clear.
  3. To treat as if righteous and just; to pardon; to exculpate; to absolve.
  4. To prove; to ratify; to confirm.
  5. To make even or true, as lines of type, by proper spacing; to adjust, as type. See Justification, 4.
  6. To form an even surface or true line with something else; to fit exactly.
  7. To take oath to the ownership of property sufficient to qualify one's self as bail or surety.
  8. To show (a person) to have had a sufficient legal reason for an act that has been made the subject of a change or accusation.
  9. To qualify (one's self) as a surely by taking oath to the ownership of sufficient property.

Justify Quotations

Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.
Albert Camus

We should all be obliged to appear before a board every five years and justify our existence... on pain of liquidation.
George Bernard Shaw

Only a philosophy of eternity, in the world today, could justify non-violence.
Albert Camus

Abortion and racism are both symptoms of a fundamental human error. The error is thinking that when someone stands in the way of our wants, we can justify getting that person out of our lives. Abortion and racism stem from the same poisonous root, selfishness.
Alveda King

Those newspapers of the nation which most loudly cried dictatorship against me would have been the first to justify the beginnings of dictatorship by somebody else.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Justify Translations

justify in French is saillir, motiver, justifier, justifions, justifiez
justify in Spanish is fundar, justifique

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