Definitions of justification

  1. the act of defending or explaining or making excuses for by reasoning; "the justification of barbarous means by holy ends"- H.J.Muller Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The act of justifying or the state of being justified; a showing or proving to be just or conformable to law, justice, right, or duty; defense; vindication; support; as, arguments in justification of the prisoner's conduct; his disobedience admits justification. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The showing in court of a sufficient lawful reason why a party charged or accused did that for which he is called to answer. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The act of justifying, or the state of being justified, in respect to God's requirements. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Adjustment of type by spacing it so as to make it exactly fill a line, or of a cut so as to hold it in the right place; also, the leads, quads, etc., used for making such adjustment. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The act of showing a thing to be right; acceptable excuse; defense. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Vindication: absolution: a plea of sufficient reason for. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Act of justifying; vindication. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. The state of being justified. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. A plea of sufficient reason; vindication; defence; deliverance by pardon from past sins; in theol., the treating of sinful man as if he were just or righteous in the sight of God, for the sake of the merits of Christ Jesus. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. Justificatory. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Usage examples for justification

  1. For my justification I can plead only my own wrongs, and your beauty. – The White Gauntlet by Mayne Reid
  2. He asked gently, " Do you offer that fact as an explanation, or as a justification – Their Silver Wedding Journey by William Dean Howells