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An explanation offered to justify or obtain forgiveness.
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  1. An explanation offered to justify or obtain forgiveness.
  2. A defense or justification of an individual’s act or failure to act; a defense in criminal law that an individual’s actions cannot constitute a crime because of coercion, or some other cause that places the actions beyond the individual’s volition or control. A defense or justification of an individual’s act or failure to act; a defense in criminal law that an individual’s actions cannot constitute a crime because of coercion, or some other cause that places the actions beyond the individual’s volition or control.
  3. A pretended reason for conduct; pretext
An argument in support or justification of something.
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  1. An argument in support or justification of something.
  2. Collectively, the attorneys representing a defendant and any laypeople assisting them in their efforts, particularly in a criminal trial. In litigation, generally a factual denial or an assertion of facts or law that counters or negates a claim made by the other party. See also self defense. Collectively, the attorneys representing a defendant and any laypeople assisting them in their efforts, particularly in a criminal trial. In litigation, generally a factual denial or an assertion of facts or law that counters or negates a claim made by the other party. See also self defense.
  3. Justification or support by speech or writing; vindication
A cover-up; front
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  1. A cover-up; front
  2. A false reason or motive put forth to hide the real one; excuse
  3. A reason or excuse given to hide the real reason for something.
A declaration made to explain or justify action, decision, or conviction:
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  1. A declaration made to explain or justify action, decision, or conviction:
  2. The ability to think, form judgments, draw conclusions, etc.
  3. A fact or cause that explains why something exists or has occurred:
(Linguistics) A word, phrase, or clause in a semantic relation with a word or phrase and that helps complete the meaning of that word or phrase, such as a noun phrase that is the object of a verb. The clause that we go is an argument of the verb suggest in the sentence I suggest that we go.
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  1. (Linguistics) A word, phrase, or clause in a semantic relation with a word or phrase and that helps complete the meaning of that word or phrase, such as a noun phrase that is the object of a verb. The clause that we go is an argument of the verb suggest in the sentence I suggest that we go.
  2. The reason or reasons offered for or against something.
  3. (--- Archaic) A reason or matter for dispute or contention:
An extenuating or being extenuated; esp., mitigation, as of the seriousness of a crime, offense, etc.
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  1. An extenuating or being extenuated; esp., mitigation, as of the seriousness of a crime, offense, etc.
  2. A thing that extenuates; partial excuse
  3. The act of extenuating or the condition of being extenuated; partial justification.
A fact or circumstance that vindicates, or justifies
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  1. A fact or circumstance that vindicates, or justifies
  2. Evidence, facts, statements, or arguments that justify a claim or belief.
  3. Something that provides evidence or support for a claim or argument:
The act of redeeming or something redeemed
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  1. The act of redeeming or something redeemed
  2. The act of redeeming or the condition of having been redeemed.
  3. A reclaiming or rebuying something by virtue of paying off a debt or settling some other predetermined condition of ownership; a buying back of its outstanding stock by a corporate entity; the right of a debtor to buy back property from someone who bought it at a creditor-initiated forced sale. A reclaiming or rebuying something by virtue of paying off a debt or settling some other predetermined condition of ownership; a buying back of its outstanding stock by a corporate entity; the right of a debtor to buy back property from someone who bought it at a creditor-initiated forced sale.
(Chiefly philately) Something mailed by a seller to a collector to match his stated interests; he can approve of or return the item.
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  1. (Chiefly philately) Something mailed by a seller to a collector to match his stated interests; he can approve of or return the item.
  2. An expression granting permission; an indication of agreement with a proposal; an acknowledgement that a person, thing, or event meets requirements.
  3. An expression of favorable acceptance and encouragement; a compliment that also condones.
The act of validating something.
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  1. The act of validating something.
  2. The process whereby others confirm the validity of one's emotions.
In commercial and property law, a warrant also refers to a guarantee that a property being sold or transferred meets certain specified criteria.
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  1. In commercial and property law, a warrant also refers to a guarantee that a property being sold or transferred meets certain specified criteria.
  2. An order in writing from a competent authority instructing that a certain act be carried out.
  3. An option issued by a company granting the holder the right to buy certain securities, generally common stock, at a specified price and usually for a limited time
(--- Ecclesiastical) Something that is spoken or sung by a congregation or choir in answer to the officiating minister or priest.
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  1. (--- Ecclesiastical) Something that is spoken or sung by a congregation or choir in answer to the officiating minister or priest.
  2. A reply or an answer.
  3. Something said or done in answer; reply or reaction
(Uncountable) The state of being disburdened or freed from a charge.
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  1. (Uncountable) The state of being disburdened or freed from a charge.
  2. An act of disburdening, discharging, or freeing morally from a charge or imputation
The interpretation, meaning, or sense given in explaining
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  1. The interpretation, meaning, or sense given in explaining
  2. The act or process of explaining:
  3. A mutual defining of terms, declaration of motives, etc. to clear up a misunderstanding or settle a dispute
The act, process, or practice of rationalizing.
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  1. The act, process, or practice of rationalizing.
  2. The process, or result of rationalizing.
  3. (Mathematics) The simplification of an expression without changing its value.
The fundamental reasons for something; the basis:
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  1. The fundamental reasons for something; the basis:
  2. A statement, exposition, or explanation of reasons or principles
A word or a series of words spoken or written in reaction, as to a question or request.
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  1. A word or a series of words spoken or written in reaction, as to a question or request.
  2. (Law) A plaintiff's response to the defendant's answer or plea, especially with regard to counterclaims made by the defendant.
  3. An answer, or response, in speech or writing
A thing that palliates
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  1. A thing that palliates
  2. One that palliates, especially a palliative drug or medicine.
A formal spoken or written defense of some idea, religion, philosophy, etc.
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  1. A formal spoken or written defense of some idea, religion, philosophy, etc.
  2. An acknowledgment of some fault, injury, insult, etc., with an expression of regret and a plea for pardon
  3. An explanation or excuse:
A formal defense or justification.
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  1. A formal defense or justification.
  2. A written defense of a position or belief.
  3. An apology or formal defense of an idea, religion, etc., esp. such a defense of one's own beliefs or conduct
Judgment, as by a jury or judge, that a defendant is not guilty of a crime as charged.
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  1. Judgment, as by a jury or judge, that a defendant is not guilty of a crime as charged.
  2. (Law) A legal decision that someone is not guilty with which they have been charged, or the formal dismissal of a charge by some other legal process. [from 15th c.]
  3. In criminal law, the legal finding, by judge or jury, that an accused person is not guilty of the crime he is charged with. Once the acquittal is reached, the defendant may not be prosecuted again for the same criminal act or transaction.
The agent or means that brings about such deliverance.
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  1. The agent or means that brings about such deliverance.
  2. A saving or being saved from danger, evil, difficulty, destruction, etc.; rescue
  3. A person or thing that is a means, cause, or source of preservation or rescue
Something markedly similar to another of the same class:
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  1. Something markedly similar to another of the same class:
  2. To respond to a pleading, discovery request, or other judicial process or procedural step. To respond to a pleading, discovery request, or other judicial process or procedural step. To address or counter allegations, account for one’s actions, or otherwise put up a defense. To assume the liability or responsibility for another’s actions. To pay a debt or other liability; to suffer the consequences for one’s actions. A pleading that is a defendant’s principal response to a plaintiff’s complaint. It denies, admits, or otherwise addresses each of the allegations in the complaint. It also usually sets forth the defendant’s affirmative defenses and counterclaims. See also reply.
  3. An act in response or retaliation:
(Plural only) The sediment at the bottom of a liquid, or from which a liquid has been filtered (as in coffee grounds).
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  1. (Plural only) The sediment at the bottom of a liquid, or from which a liquid has been filtered (as in coffee grounds).
  2. The collective land areas that compose a larger area, as in the castle grounds.
  3. (Law) Basis or justification for something, as in "grounds for divorce."
The practice of supporting someone to make their voice heard
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  1. The practice of supporting someone to make their voice heard
  2. Active support for a legal cause by argument and persuasion. Active support for a legal cause by argument and persuasion.
  3. The act of pleading or arguing in favor of something, such as a cause, idea, or policy; active support.
(Law) The defendant's answer to a formal criminal charge:
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  1. (Law) The defendant's answer to a formal criminal charge:
  2. A special answer in an equity action, setting forth in lieu of a detailed response a basis for dismissing, delaying, or barring the suit.
  3. An answer in an equity case telling why a suit should be barred, delayed, or dismissed.
The state of being supported:
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  1. The state of being supported:
  2. The act of supporting:
  3. The provision of money or the necessities of life:
A Jewish ceremony in which young people reaffirm their belief in the basic spiritual and ethical concepts of Judaism
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  1. A Jewish ceremony in which young people reaffirm their belief in the basic spiritual and ethical concepts of Judaism
  2. In commercial law, an agreement, usually by a bank, to honor a letter of credit issued by someone else, usually another bank, and to seek reimbursement from the instrument’s issuer.
  3. An action, declaration, document, or statement that corroborates, ratifies, verifies, gives formal approval, or assures the validity of something. See also advice and consent.
(Law) A pleading by a defendant in reply to the evidence put forward by a plaintiff or the prosecution.
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  1. (Law) A pleading by a defendant in reply to the evidence put forward by a plaintiff or the prosecution.
  2. (Politics) A statement, designed to refute or negate specific arguments put forward by opponents.
  3. The act of refuting something by making a contrary argument, or presenting contrary evidence.
The application of whitewash.
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  1. The application of whitewash.
  2. (Figuratively) The effacement of errors or bad actions.
A formal defense, often written, of a belief, cause, etc.
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  1. A formal defense, often written, of a belief, cause, etc.
  2. A formal defense or apology.
An apology or formal defense of an idea, religion, etc., esp. such a defense of one's own beliefs or conduct
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  1. An apology or formal defense of an idea, religion, etc., esp. such a defense of one's own beliefs or conduct
  2. A formal defense or justification.
  3. A written defense of a position or belief.
An acknowledgment of some fault, injury, insult, etc., with an expression of regret and a plea for pardon
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  1. An acknowledgment of some fault, injury, insult, etc., with an expression of regret and a plea for pardon
  2. A formal spoken or written defense of some idea, religion, philosophy, etc.
  3. A formal justification or defense.
Justification or support by speech or writing; vindication
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  1. Justification or support by speech or writing; vindication
  2. Collectively, the attorneys representing a defendant and any laypeople assisting them in their efforts, particularly in a criminal trial. In litigation, generally a factual denial or an assertion of facts or law that counters or negates a claim made by the other party. See also self defense. Collectively, the attorneys representing a defendant and any laypeople assisting them in their efforts, particularly in a criminal trial. In litigation, generally a factual denial or an assertion of facts or law that counters or negates a claim made by the other party. See also self defense.
  3. (Sports) The act or an instance of defending a championship against a challenger:
Something that provides evidence or support for a claim or argument:
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  1. Something that provides evidence or support for a claim or argument:
  2. The act of vindicating or the state of being vindicated.
  3. Evidence, facts, statements, or arguments that justify a claim or belief.
A report relating to one's conduct:
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  1. A report relating to one's conduct:
  2. Worth, standing, or importance:
  3. A basis or ground:
A mutual defining of terms, declaration of motives, etc. to clear up a misunderstanding or settle a dispute
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  1. A mutual defining of terms, declaration of motives, etc. to clear up a misunderstanding or settle a dispute
  2. The interpretation, meaning, or sense given in explaining
  3. The act or process of explaining:
The fundamental reasons, or rational basis, for something
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  1. The fundamental reasons, or rational basis, for something
  2. A statement, exposition, or explanation of reasons or principles
(Psychiatry) The concealment of true motivation in some non-threatening way.
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  1. (Psychiatry) The concealment of true motivation in some non-threatening way.
  2. (Mathematics) The simplification of an expression without changing its value.
  3. A statement of one's motives, or of the causes of some event.
A declaration made to explain or justify action, decision, or conviction:
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  1. A declaration made to explain or justify action, decision, or conviction:
  2. A normal mental state; sanity:
  3. A fact or cause that explains why something exists or has occurred:
A set of independent vectors whose linear combinations define a vector space, such as a reference frame used to establish a coordinate system.
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  1. A set of independent vectors whose linear combinations define a vector space, such as a reference frame used to establish a coordinate system.
  2. An underlying circumstance or condition:
  3. A condition for relating or proceeding:
  1. Foundation garment
  2. The fundamental principle on which something is founded; basis
  3. The basis on which a thing stands, is founded, or is supported.
An explanation or justification of an act, idea, etc.
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  1. An explanation or justification of an act, idea, etc.
  2. A normal mental state; sanity:
  3. A fact or cause that explains why something exists or has occurred:
An order in writing from a competent authority instructing that a certain act be carried out.
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  1. An order in writing from a competent authority instructing that a certain act be carried out.
  2. An order that serves as authorization, especially:
  3. An option issued by a company granting the holder the right to buy certain securities, generally common stock, at a specified price and usually for a limited time
In property law, an identifiable natural landmark that serves to delineate the boundary of land. See also metes and bounds.
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  1. In property law, an identifiable natural landmark that serves to delineate the boundary of land. See also metes and bounds.
  2. A sound or an instrument made to imitate such a cry, used as a lure:
  3. The strong attraction or appeal of a given activity or environment:
A person or thing acting voluntarily or involuntarily as the agent that brings about an effect or result
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  1. A person or thing acting voluntarily or involuntarily as the agent that brings about an effect or result
  2. A basis for an action or response; a reason:
  3. A reason, motive, or ground for some action, feeling, etc.; esp., sufficient reason
An area or a position that is contested in or as if in battle:
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  1. An area or a position that is contested in or as if in battle:
  2. The set of shared points in an electrical circuit at which the measured voltage is taken to be zero. The ground is usually connected directly to the power supply and acts as a common “sink” for current flowing through the components in the circuit.
  3. The logical basis of a conclusion, action, etc.; valid reason, motive, or cause
The compulsion or constraint of man-made circumstances, habit, custom, law, etc.; logical or moral conditions making certain actions inevitable or obligatory
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  1. The compulsion or constraint of man-made circumstances, habit, custom, law, etc.; logical or moral conditions making certain actions inevitable or obligatory
  2. Something necessary:
  3. Something that cannot be done without; necessary thing
A favorable or appropriate time or juncture:
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  1. A favorable or appropriate time or juncture:
  2. A fact, event, or state of affairs that makes something else possible
  3. A cause or reason
The ability to think, form judgments, draw conclusions, etc.
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  1. The ability to think, form judgments, draw conclusions, etc.
  2. A cause or motive
  3. A fact or cause that explains why something exists or has occurred:
A purpose or cause:
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  1. A purpose or cause:
  2. The reason; cause
The reason, cause, motive, purpose, etc.
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  1. The reason, cause, motive, purpose, etc.
  2. A difficult problem or question.
  3. The cause or intention underlying a given action or situation:
Find another word for justification. In this page you can discover 67 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for justification, like: excuse, defense, pretext, reason, argument, palliation, extenuation, vindication, redemption, approval and validation.