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A morally acceptable explanation for behavior, or for a belief or occurrence
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“Is there a justification for retaining the word in literature from the past, when its use would have reflected common parlance?”
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(typography) The alignment of text to one or both margins
“Typographic conventions for full-text justification depend on the writing system, the content language, and the calligraphic style of the text.”
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A reason or cause for behaving in an untoward or criminal manner
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Support for an idea or cause
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A defense against an accusation
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The quality of being reasonable or within the law
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The action of reducing the severity, seriousness, or painfulness of something
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A specious argument designed to defend an action or feeling
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A moral or legal entitlement to have or do something
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Usefulness or benefit
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