Simple Definition of justification
: an acceptable reason for doing something : something that justifies an action
Examples of justification in a sentence
He tried to present a justification for his behavior.
There is no possible justification for what she did.
His behavior is without justification.
First Known Use of justification
JUSTIFICATION Defined for Kids
Definition of justification for Students
1 : the act or an instance of proving to be just, right, or reasonable
2 : sufficient reason to show that an action is correct or acceptable
Legal Definition of justification
1 : the act or an instance of justifying
2 : something that justifies; specifically : a legally sufficient reason or cause (as self-defense) for an act that would otherwise be criminal or tortious
3 : the affirmative defense of having a legally sufficient justification — compare excuse
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