in justification of

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: in order to make people think one had an acceptable reason for doing something He told lies in justification of his behavior.

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“In justification of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20justification%20of. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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