justify

Definitions:

  • To demonstrate or prove to be just, right, or valid.
  • To free (a human) of the guilt and penalty attached to grievous sin. Used of God.
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  • To demonstrate sufficient legal reason for (an action taken).
  • To prove to be qualified as a bondsman.
  • To format (a paragraph, for example) so that the lines of text begin and end evenly at a straight margin.
  • To prove or show to be just or conformable to reason, justice, duty, law, or propriety; vindicate; warrant; uphold.
  • To declare innocent or blameless; absolve; acquit; specifically, to free from the guilt or penalty of sin; reconcile to God.
  • To prove (any one) to be.
  • To make exact; cause to fit or be adapted, as the parts of a complex object; adjust, as lines or columns in printing.
  • To judge; pass judgment upon; hence, to punish with death; execute.
  • To agree; match; conform exactly; form an even surface or true line with something else: as, in printing, two lines of nonpareil and one of pica <em>justify.</em>
  • To prove or show to be just; to vindicate; to maintain or defend as conformable to law, right, justice, propriety, or duty.
  • To pronounce free from guilt or blame; to declare or prove to have done that which is just, right, proper, etc.; to absolve; to exonerate; to clear.
  • To treat as if righteous and just; to pardon; to exculpate; to absolve.
  • To prove; to ratify; to confirm.
  • To make even or true, as lines of type, by proper spacing; to align (text) at the left (left justify) or right (right justify) margins of a column or page, or at both margins; to adjust, as type. See <er>Justification</er>, 4.
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  • To show (a person) to have had a sufficient legal reason for an act that has been made the subject of a charge or accusation.
  • To qualify (one's self) as a surety by taking oath to the ownership of sufficient property.
  • To form an even surface or true line with something else; to fit exactly.
  • To take oath to the ownership of property sufficient to qualify one's self as bail or surety.
  • To <xref>provide</xref> an <xref>acceptable</xref> <xref>explanation</xref> for.
  • To be a good, acceptable <xref>reason</xref> for; <xref>warrant</xref>.
  • To <xref>arrange</xref> (<xref>text</xref>) on a <xref>page</xref> or a computer <xref>screen</xref> such that the left and right ends of all <xref>lines</xref> within <xref>paragraphs</xref> are <xref>aligned</xref>.
  • To <xref>absolve</xref>, and declare to be free of blame or sin
  • show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for
  • let off the hook
  • defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
  • adjust the spaces between words
  • show to be right by providing justification or proof
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