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justification

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justification
jus·ti·fi·ca·tion /ˌjəs-tə-fə-'kā-shən/ n
1: the act or an instance of justifying
2: something that justifies; specif: a legally sufficient reason or cause (as self-defense) for an act that would otherwise be criminal or tortious
3: the affirmative defense of having a legally sufficient justification compare excuse

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

justification
I noun adjustment, allowance, clarifying statement, clearance, compurgation, defense, exculpation, excusatio, excuse, exonerating circumstance, exonerating fact, exoneration, explanation, exposition, extenuation, good excuse, ground for excusing, legal defense, mitigating circumstance, mitigation, palliation, purgatio, rationalization, reason, reasonable excuse, reasoning, statement of defense, vindication associated concepts: justification for committing an unlawful act, legal cause II index alibi, basis, capacity (authority), compurgation, defense, determinant, excuse, explanation, ground, precedent, pretext, right (entitlement), support (corroboration)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


justification

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


justification
n. A showing of an appropriate reason for one's actions.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


justification
A sufficient or acceptable excuse or explanation made in court for an act that is otherwise unlawful; the showing of an adequate reason, in court, why a defendant committed the offense for which he or she is accused that would serve to relieve the defendant of liability.
A legal excuse for the performance or nonperformance of a particular act that is the basis for exemption from guilt. A classic example is the excuse of self-defense offered as justification for the commission of a murder.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


justification
A sufficient or acceptable excuse or explanation made in court for an act that is otherwise unlawful; the showing of an adequate reason, in court, why a defendant committed the offense for which he or she is accused that would serve to relieve the defendant of liability.
 
A legal excuse for the performance or nonperformance of a particular act that is the basis for exemption from guilt. A classic example is the excuse of self-defense offered as justification for the commission of a murder.

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