justifiable

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adjective jus·ti·fi·able \ˈjə-stə-ˌfī-ə-bəl\

Definition of justifiable

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

justifiability

play \ˌjə-stə-ˌfī-ə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

justifiably

play \ˈjə-stə-ˌfī-ə-blē\ adverb

Examples of justifiable in a Sentence

  1. had justifiable reasons for leaving early

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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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