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Noun: self-justification  self,jús-tu-fi'key-shun
  1. A defence of some offensive behaviour or some failure to keep a promise etc.
    "his transparent self-justification was unacceptable";
    - excuse, alibi, exculpation

Derived forms: self-justifications

Type of: account, defence [Brit, Cdn], defense [US], vindication

Encyclopedia: Self-justification