Definitions for justifier

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jus•ti•fyˈdʒʌs təˌfaɪ(v.)-fied, -fy•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to show or prove to be just, right, or reasonable:

    The pleasure we get from these paintings justifies their high cost.

  2. to defend or uphold as warranted or well-grounded:

    Don't try to justify his rudeness.

  3. to declare innocent or guiltless; absolve; acquit.

    Category: Religion

  4. to space out words or characters in (one or more lines of type), esp. to produce an even margin.

    Category: Printing

  5. (v.i.)to show that what was done was legally warranted. to qualify as bail or surety.

    Category: Law

  6. (of a line of type) to fit exactly into a desired length.

    Category: Printing

Origin of justify:

1250–1300; ME < OF justifier < LL jūstificāre= L jūsti-, comb. form of jūstusjust1+-ficāre -fy

jus′ti•fi`er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. apologist, vindicator, justifier(noun)

    a person who argues to defend or justify some policy or institution

    "an apologist for capital punishment"

Wiktionary

  1. justifier(Noun)

    One who, or that which, justifies (some belief or action).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Justifier(noun)

    one who justifies; one who vindicates, supports, defends, or absolves


Translations for justifier

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

warrant(verb)

to justify

A slight cold does not warrant your staying off work.

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