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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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Michael Slote, for example, urges that the seller of a house may be justified in accepting an offer within a satisfactory range even though she knows that a better offer will be forthcoming.(25) It is worth noting that it is hard to make sense of satisficing in choice situations in which the given alternatives are immediately available.
His next step is to argue that the targeted beliefs are not non-inferentially justified. Once this is shown, foundationalism plus PIJ will imply that if external world beliefs are justified, then there are non-inferentially justified beliefs which are not about the external world and which we can justifiably claim to render probable external world propositions.
By tinkering with the requisite elements which an actor's force must satisfy in order to be justified under an objective theory, the paradox can be avoided.
In Malaysia, roughly a quarter of Muslims (27 percent) take the view that attacks on civilians are sometimes or often justified.
Such experiences must somehow stop the regress of a posteriori justifications, and the only way that they can do this is by providing a posteriori justification without requiring it themselves (i.e., without themselves being evaluable as justified or unjustified).
Even if insulation is a common phenomenon in contemporary philosophy, I confess my difficulty in comprehending how, if we suspend judgment about the epistemic credentials of our moral beliefs, we can still affirm that we are epistemically justified in holding a number of them.
Normative theories of the private law, however, often take the moral justification of the private law to consist in the endorsement of a defensible normative theory combined with a demonstration that the rough outlines of, for example, contract or tort law, would be justified by that theory.
The Supreme Court ruled that the second pat down and the retrieval of the cigarette pack violated the Fourth Amendment as the search of Ybarra was not within the scope of the warrant and no independent grounds justified this intrusion.
If there really had been an imminent WMD danger, the invasion might have been justified. But does making Iraq a democracy, although a laudable goal, justify killing thousands of Iraqis and getting a lot of our soldiers killed and wounded?
Justified by faith, whatever else we may say, is about how God can still be God of the ungodly.
The authors are right to remind us that civil disobedience is a dangerous tool, one that needs to be carefully thought through before it is justified or praised.
JUSTIFIED is fancied to give up-and-coming trainer Dusty Sheehy the first Cheltenham Festival winner of his career.