The interrogations… were legal, essential, justified, successful, and the right thing to do.
This assumption, by and large, was a fair one, justified by our particular experience.
Nor does the suggestion that her justified complaints about pay inequity played no part in her ouster hold much printer's ink.
Deng Xiaoping invented the Four Modernizations, which justified the transformation of the planned economy to a market economy.
Before the modern information age, there was a sort of justified ignorance.
It was the greatness of the prize at stake that justified the cost.
It was for them to consider how far they were justified in complying with his request.
She felt that he had condescended to her with a generosity which justified worship.
Has not every word of this been justified to the letter by the experience of the war?
Even so the Prince and the people could only be justified by results.
c.1300, "to administer justice;" late 14c., "to show (something) to be just or right," from Old French justifiier "submit to court proceedings" (12c.), from Latin iustificare "act justly toward, make just," from iustificus "dealing justly, righteous," from iustus "just" (see just (adj.)) + root of facere "to do" (see factitious). Of circumstances, "to afford justification," from 1630s. Meaning "to make exact" (now largely restricted to typesetting) is from 1550s. Related: Justified; justifying.