1. The act of justifying or the state of being justified; a showing or proving to be just or conformable to law, justice, right, or duty; defense; vindication; support; as, arguments in justification of the prisoner's conduct; his disobedience admits justification. "I hope, for my brother's justification, he wrote this but as an essay or taste of my virtue." (Shak)
3. The act of justifying, or the state of being justified, in respect to God's requirements. "Who was delivered for our offenses, and was raised again for our justification." (Rom. Iv. 25) "In such righteousness To them by faith imputed, they may find Justification toward God, and peace Of conscience." (Milton)
Origin: L. Justificatio: cf. F. Justification. See Justify.
(01 Mar 1998)
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