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Another word for justification

  1. A statement that justifies or defends something, such as a past action or policy

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  2. A statement of causes or motives

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  3. A justifying fact or consideration

      1. The base, foundation, or chief supporting factor of anything
      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.
      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:
      1. (--- Law) A judicial writ authorizing the search or seizure of property, arrest of a person, or the execution of a legal judgment.
      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
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  4. That which provides a reason or justification

      1. An inner urging toward a certain action or profession, esp. a religious vocation regarded as divinely inspired
      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:
      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
      1. Any particular area of reference, discussion, work, etc.; topic; subject
      2. An area or a position that is contested in or as if in battle:
      3. The logical basis of a conclusion, action, etc.; valid reason, motive, or cause
      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
      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
      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:
      1. A purpose or cause:
      2. The reason; cause
      1. The reason, cause, motive, purpose, etc.
      2. A difficult problem or question.
      3. The cause or intention underlying a given action or situation:
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Another word for justification