Origin of justification
OTHER WORDS FROM justificationpre·jus·ti·fi·ca·tion, nounre·jus·ti·fi·ca·tion, nounsu·per·jus·ti·fi·ca·tion, noun
Words nearby justification
How to use justification in a sentence
Politicians are good at finding justifications for doing things they said they wouldn’t.What McConnell got — and didn’t — on the filibuster|Aaron Blake|January 26, 2021|Washington Post
A traffic violation was the overwhelming justification for a stop, followed by an officer’s reasonable suspicion that someone was engaged in criminal activity.Why Complaints Against the Sheriff’s Department Are Surging|Jesse Marx|December 22, 2020|Voice of San Diego
As the Tampa Bay Times reports, this approach can provide algorithmic justification for further police harassment of minority and low-income communities.How our data encodes systematic racism|Amy Nordrum|December 10, 2020|MIT Technology Review
They called on the state’s attorney and chief of police to sign off on any no-knock warrant, and for the department to require additional justification for serving a warrant at night.
They may contact observers to request specific details about unusual sightings, point out misidentifications, or ask for justification about higher-than-expected numbers reported for a particular species.How eBird Changed Birding Forever|Jessie Williamson|December 4, 2020|Outside Online
Obama has latched on to the failure of the embargo to topple the Castros as justification to shuffle the deck.Obama’s One Hand Clap With Castro|Doug McIntyre|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ironically, the same psychological crutch of self-justification can then help in these situations.Why Didn’t Camille Dump Bill Cosby?|Amanda Marcotte|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
How much of a “pass” do I get, if I claim a religious justification?Catholic Church: Religious Freedom Trumps Civil Rights|Jay Michaelson|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I think maybe it was the justification he used for that and how he treated my mum for having what he thought was an affair.Alan Cumming: The Truth About My Father|Tim Teeman|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But at the same time they were not without cause of justification.‘The Good Wife’ Star Mike Colter Defends Lemond Bishop’s Killer Instincts|Kevin Fallon|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even if this colour scheme will not work, there is still a justification for the Asquithian phrase.
I think that the mere fact that my hair annoys Mr. Baxter is sufficient justification for its length.First Plays|A. A. Milne
The evidence at our disposal, however, gives little justification for such a view.
The peculiar history of the play is my only justification for giving you all these details of its otherwise unimportant career.The Autobiography of a Play|Bronson Howard
But if there is no justification there is at least a very effective excuse in the mental confusedness of our time.The New Machiavelli|Herbert George Wells
British Dictionary definitions for justification
- the act of justifying
- the process of being justified or the condition of having been justified