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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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Let your sorrow be love to the Superman: thus will ye justify your own survival!
I justify myself by the authority of these Books,' she cried, with stern emphasis, and appearing from the sound that followed to strike the dead-weight of her arm upon the table.
There are such clergymen, no doubt, but I think they are not so common as to justify Miss Crawford in esteeming it their general character.
He alone- with his ideal of glory and grandeur developed in Italy and Egypt, his insane self-adulation, his boldness in crime and frankness in lying- he alone could justify what had to be done.
If your employer requires you to retire at a certain age, they must be able to objectively justify it.
Justify Thin is more than a diet and exercise book--it's a guide to crafting a lifestyle weight management regimen, tailored to one's own unique needs.
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: An American government observatory has announced that the US Defense Department has failed to justify the spending of 2 billion (b) US dollars of Iraqi funds during the years that followed the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, according to a report by the London-based Al-Hayat Newspaper on Wednesday.
Since retiring as Test skipper in the summer, Michael has done nothing to justify winning back a place in England's top order.
The second part is devoted to analyzing four ethical theories purporting to justify moral beliefs --naturalism (Chapter 7), normativism (Chapter 8), intuitionism (Chapter 9), and coherentism (Chapter 10)--as well as their responses to moral nihilism.
In this preliminary Essay, I argue that in order morally to justify the private law, a theory of the private law must derive reasons from a normative political theory that determine the outcomes of adjudication in cases within the private law.
But this does not justify the institution of celibacy any more than a personally liberated slave justifies the institution of slavery.
Under Christendom, it was the job of the state to protect the church and to facilitate the church's mission; it was the job of the church to pray for and to bless, justify, rationalize, support and advance the goals and objectives of the state.