- justifiable homicide,
- justification by grace, through faith,
- justification by works,
Origin of justification
Examples from the Web for justification
Obama has latched on to the failure of the embargo to topple the Castros as justification to shuffle the deck.
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.
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
Every lie she tells, every act of violence—she finds the justification for.Inside 'Sons of Anarchy's' Final Season: Creator Kurt Sutter on the Most Brutal Season Yet|Annaliza Savage|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Dickinson pointed to sexist attacks on Nancy Pelosi made by some on the right-wing as justification for his harassment of Jones.He Humiliates Women Online and In His Strip Club, Like a Good Liberal|Olivia Nuzzi|July 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Would not that indefinite expression, the liberty of the press, extend to the justification of every possible publication?A Collection of Essays and Fugitiv Writings|Noah Webster
The marquis burst out laughing as he saw him, and it was only then that Julien's justification was complete.The Red and the Black|Stendhal
Luther's great doctrine was Justification by Faith, although he took the same ground as Augustine.Beacon Lights of History, Volume VI|John Lord
They found, too, in the pursuit of philosophy the justification of their calling.Greek Women|Mitchell Carroll
In my own justification, I showed him the letter and the likeness, and told him the truth.Armadale|Wilkie Collins
- the act of justifying
- the process of being justified or the condition of having been justified
late 14c., "administration of justice," from Late Latin iustificationem (nominative iustificatio), noun of action from past participle stem of iustificare (see justify). Meaning "action of justifying" is from late 15c. Theological sense is from 1520s.