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justify

[′jəs·tə‚fī]
(computer science)
To shift data so that they assume a particular position relative to one or more reference points, lines, or marks in a storage medium.

justify

(1) To shift the contents of a field or register to the right or left.

(2) To align text evenly between left and right margins.
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Initially touted as a way of dealing with clear and present dangers from WMD-armed "rogue states," the newest version of the Bush doctrine supposedly justifies attacking "a nation which simply has the ability to develop unconventional weapons.
Accordingly, investigation and removal of unlawfully disposed human remains is an important community caretaking function exercised by law enforcement officers which, in and of itself, justifies the warrantless entry.
Whatever consideration is deemed relevant to a choice, it standardly is thought that a comparative fact about the merits of the alternatives with respect to that consideration is what justifies choosing one over the others.
It is a racism that justifies moral resignation, justifies turning our backs and applauding cruel, heartless policy moves at home and abroad.
But that is precisely what is being suggested here: if we accept the major premise of DA as true, we must accept that the mistaken judgment that a person is guilty does not merely excuse the act of killing an innocent, but in fact justifies it.
They read the Gospels and conclude that Jesus isn't opposed to war, that peace justifies violence.
Certainly, it cannot be legitimately claimed that "staying in the game" is a greater good which justifies contraceptive sterilization in a Catholic hospital.
Even if an agency successfully justifies a preemployment physical standard under the business necessity requirement, what is the effect of not requiring onboard personnel to meet the same standard?