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justification

 
Noun justification has 3 senses
  1. justification - something (such as a fact or circumstance) that shows an action to be reasonable or necessary; "he considered misrule a justification for revolution"
    --1 is a kind of
    circumstance, condition, consideration
    Derived forms: verb justify3, verb justify1, verb justify2
  2. justification - a statement in explanation of some action or belief
    --2 is a kind of
    explanation, account
    --2 has particulars:
     cause, reason, grounds; defense, defence, vindication
    Derived forms: verb justify4, verb justify3, verb justify1, verb justify2
  3. justification - the act of defending or explaining or making excuses for by reasoning; "the justification of barbarous means by holy ends"- H.J.Muller
    --3 is a kind of
    vindication, exoneration
    Derived forms: verb justify3, verb justify1
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