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justifiable

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adjective jus·ti·fi·able \ˈjəs-tə-ˌfī-ə-bəl\

Definition of justifiable

  1. :  capable of being justified :  excusable <justifiable family pride — Current Biography>

justifiability play \ˌjəs-tə-ˌfī-ə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
justifiably play \ˈjəs-tə-ˌfī-ə-blē\ adverb


Examples of justifiable in a sentence

  1. <had justifiable reasons for leaving early>



1561

First Known Use of justifiable

1561


Law Dictionary

justifiable

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adjective jus·ti·fi·able \ˌjəs-tə-ˈfī-ə-bəl\

Legal Definition of justifiable

  1. :  capable of being justified <justifiable reliance>




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