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Noun: justification  ,jús-tu-fu'key-shun
  1. Something (such as a fact or circumstance) that shows an action to be reasonable or necessary
    "he considered misrule a justification for revolution"
  2. A statement in explanation of some action or belief
  3. The act of defending, explaining or making excuses for by reasoning
    "the justification of barbarous means by holy ends"
  4. (typography) the alignment of text with page margins:to the left margin (left justification), the right margin (right justification), or both margins (full justification)

Derived forms: justifications

Type of: account, circumstance, condition, consideration, exoneration, explanation, vindication

Encyclopedia: Justification