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English noun: justification

1. justification (cognition) something (such as a fact or circumstance) that shows an action to be reasonable or necessary


SamplesHe considered misrule a justification for revolution.


Broader (hypernym)circumstance, condition, consideration

2. justification (communication) a statement in explanation of some action or belief


Broader (hypernym)account, explanation


Narrower (hyponym)cause, defence, defense, grounds, reason, vindication

3. justification (act) the act of defending or explaining or making excuses for by reasoning


SamplesThe justification of barbarous means by holy ends.


Broader (hypernym)exoneration, vindication









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