justifiable

adjective jus·ti·fi·able \ ˈjə-stə-ˌfī-ə-bəl \
Updated on: 22 May 2018

Definition of justifiable

: 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

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Law Dictionary

justifiable

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

legal Definition of justifiable

: capable of being justified
  • justifiable reliance


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