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Definition of "justification" []

  • The act of justifying. (noun)
  • The condition or fact of being justified. (noun)
  • Something, such as a fact or circumstance, that justifies: considered misgovernment to be a justification for revolution. See Synonyms at apology. (noun)
  • Reasonable grounds for complaint, defence, etc (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The act of justifying; proof, vindication, or exculpation (noun)
  • The act of justifying (noun)
  • The process of being justified or the condition of having been justified (noun)
  • The doctrine that God vindicates only those who repent and believe in Jesus (noun)
  • The process of adjusting interword spacing in text or data so that both right and left margins are straight (noun)
  • The process of moving data right or left so that the first or last character occurs in a predefined position (noun)

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Use "justification" in a sentence
  • "When we discuss the nature of justification, we must distinguish between two different issues: First, what do we mean when we use the word ˜justification™?"
  • "That the writings of Mr. Boole and myself "go to the full justification of" this "principle," is only true in the sense in which the Scotch use, or did use, the word _justification_."
  • "If the sincere reception of the sacraments actually secures pardon or justification _per se, immediately_, without the intervening instrumentality of a living faith, then faith is not the only condition of justification as the scriptures teach, but we are justified either by faith, or by the sacraments, and then there will be _three conditions of justification_, faith, baptism, and the Lord's Supper!"