He had such a well-justified good repute as an oculist that many travelled across the seas to seek his aid.
These books were very popular at a time when a well-justified prejudice against novels prevailed.
Along the railways and main county roads the farmers show a well-justified mistrust about admitting company for the night.
They would see how well-justified was the authority, how needful the severity with which he writes.
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.