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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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For according to Sosa, what justifies my attraction to the belief that 0 < 1 is not any other belief or experience of mine; what could that belief or experience possibly be?!
There likely is no universal method in developing extremist ideas that justifies terroristic acts of violence.
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."
So, for example, choosing to spend the evening preparing tomorrow's lecture rather than watching reruns on television might be justified on the ground that preparing the lecture is better with respect to "prudence" or "worthwhileness." 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.
However, section 7430(c)(1)(B) (iii) limits the recovery of attorney fees to $110 an hour (adjusted for inflation) unless a special factor, such as the limited availability of qualified attorneys for a particular proceeding, justifies a higher rate.
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.
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.").
They read the Gospels and conclude that Jesus isn't opposed to war, that peace justifies violence.