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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.
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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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It is more ambivalent, and the hesitation dimension reveals that reluctance can be the result of the tension between a principled belief in the justificatory dimension of norms and a rejection of some of their applicatory aspects--as well as of the very process of responsibility attribution.
We might label this kind of complexity a "complexity of principles" since the difficulties of this type of analysis arise from the attempt to grasp the implications of broad, justificatory principles in individual cases.
I take it that a justificatory argument need not be exhaustive or exclusive in the set of reasons offered in support of a duty in order to have normative merit.
In the case that the Prime Minister does not manage to refute the propositional content of an opposition argument, merely doubting the justificatory power of this argument cannot lead to an adequate defence of the performance of the Government in the institutional sense.
Even if no justificatory reasons can be found on behalf of the actions alleged to contribute to climate change, our ability legitimately to consider those actions to be unjust depends on the degree to which we are certain about their negative consequences.
Participation in the justificatory process is our eschatological joining in the present reign of God.
Twenty years ago, Hans-Hermann Hoppe presented (3) the argument that no justificatory argumentation can invalidate the principles of libertarian capitalism (4) because those principles are presupposed in every dialogue in which their validity would be questioned.
The justificatory rationale of the project was to accord a place to those arts previously "unknown, neglected, or disdained" (36), overshadowed by established museums such as the Louvre in which Western art occupied a place of privilege.
The opportunity for what Dworkin refers to as "justificatory ascent," (110) occurs every time courts make decisions about invoking stare decisis.
Of course, the economic nature of such decision will never be made explicit for soon enough court philosophers and historians will move in to concoct justificatory narratives which will make it appear as if the decision has been taken on the bases of high ideals and hard-earned evidence.
Economics provides determinate answers on specific questions, whereas deontic theories have less determinancy but superior justificatory force.
(2) That said, out analysis will in a sense implicate moral considerations inasmuch as we also seek to construct a justificatory framework in order to explain what we see as the legal duties that are (or are not) owed to the patient.