What future repressive policies will these killings be used to justify?
What is the way that those two justify the decision that they make?
However, the Ministry of Fisheries admitted, “It was an inappropriate request, despite the reasons given to justify it.”
They tried to justify with her taking all these other pills and blah blah.
Many are invoking the doctrine of “responsibility to protect,” or RtoP, to justify immediate and unsanctioned action.
I will not justify myself, nor explain my actions: I do not love you.
How could she justify a neglect which must appear gratuitous, cold-blooded, inexplicable?
There is only one thing that could justify it, and that is something that I cannot justify.
I wish to justify myself in your eyes from an imputation that distresses me.'
He couldn't plunge her into it again by explanations that would only justify himself.
c.1300, "to administer justice;" late 14c., "to show (something) to be just or right," from Old French justifiier "submit to court proceedings" (12c.), from Latin iustificare "act justly toward, make just," from iustificus "dealing justly, righteous," from iustus "just" (see just (adj.)) + root of facere "to do" (see factitious). Of circumstances, "to afford justification," from 1630s. Meaning "to make exact" (now largely restricted to typesetting) is from 1550s. Related: Justified; justifying.