Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun justification

3 senses of justification

Sense 1
justification -- (something (such as a fact or circumstance) that shows an action to be reasonable or necessary; "he considered misrule a justification for revolution")
       => circumstance, condition, consideration -- (information that should be kept in mind when making a decision; "another consideration is the time it would take")

Sense 2
justification -- (a statement in explanation of some action or belief)
       => explanation, account -- (a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.; "the explanation was very simple"; "I expected a brief account")

Sense 3
justification -- (the act of defending or explaining or making excuses for by reasoning; "the justification of barbarous means by holy ends"- H.J.Muller)
       => vindication, exoneration -- (the act of vindicating or defending against criticism or censure etc.; "friends provided a vindication of his position")

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