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Definition of justification:

  1. 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.
  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.
  3. The act of justifying, or the state of being justified, in respect to God's requirements.
  4. The showing in court of a sufficient lawful reason why a party charged or accused did that for which he is called to answer.

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salvation, apologia, support, ground, whitewashing, acquittal, dotted line, format, argument, confession, basis, wherefore, start, motivation, copperplate, apology, bold, extenuation, redemption, apologetic, apologia, point, why, advocacy, capitalize, mitigation, motive, font, palliative, warrant, in justification of something, galley, attack, validation, rationalization, cause, confirmation, capitalise, full-page, necessity, palliation, vindication, rationalization, occasion, exculpation, explain, true, call, approval, grounds, foundation, account, sanctification, warrant, exoneration.

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