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justified

verb accounted for, condoned, defended, endorsed, excused, exonerated, explained, forgiven, maintained, made excuses for, made legitimate, offered in defense, plead one's cause, proven as warranted, proven the truth of, shown to be just, spoken in favor of, stood up for, supported, sustained, urged as reasons for, vindicated, warranted, with addquate reasons, with sufficient reasons
Associated concepts: family court, justification, juvenile delinquency court, juvenile justice system, Megan's Law, moral justification, termination from employment, torture
See also: allowed, clear, condign, defensible, entitled, juridical, justifiable, pardonable, sound
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The Right requires us to believe that only one party can be justified in any situation of conflict.
Thus, if the second version fails, CP cannot be justified on deterrence grounds alone.
Furthermore, a plurality of Americans believes that the United States would have been justified in using these techniques to interrogate Japanese and German prisoners in World War II.
The fifth concept of justification, which is called 'reasonableness', has a somewhat different extension, but it can be defined ultimately as a property of justified belief, that is, as knowledge.
Nonetheless, the president can take some consolation in the fact that almost seven in 10 (68%) adults think that he is justified in authorizing wiretaps without court authorization.
Justified has not seen another horse in two races at Punchestown this season, making all for a nine-length win on his debut over fences before trouncing Wild Passion, a rival again today, by 14 lengths.
In a republican liberal society, policies and institutions that strengthen the republican citizenry can be justified even if they do not increase the liberty of particular individuals or, in some cases, all individuals.
The DWP insists that the increase is justified by the need to protect the water system from terrorism and to meet new federal water-quality mandates.
4) In the very next verse (5:1) Paul proceeds to draw the consequences, "Therefore, being justified [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.
More intrusive warrantless body searches also can be justified under the same rationales.
For example, we usually don't consider self-defense or the use of police force to be violence per se; rather, we say that these are justified uses of force.
I believe two moral judgments can be made about the present "war": The September 11 attack constitutes a crime against humanity and cannot be justified, and the bombing of Afghanistan is also a crime, which cannot be justified.