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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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"Justifying Revolution" raises important questions about the political, legal, military, religious, philosophical, and diplomatic ramifications of eighteenth-century warfare--questions essential for understanding America's origins.
Normative theories that fail to demonstrate that particular state actions are supported by justifying reasons that determine those actions thus fail to justify.
After all, how does a member of management or an insurance company internal auditor keep a person from justifying his or her own actions?
A justifying ground is undefeated; it has the normative force required to satisfy the demand for justification.
They are so used to justifying everything through personal use and personal choice, that perhaps they can see no other kind of good.
Contains a vendor's perspective, justifying usability engineering of an internal development project, and cost-justifying usability in a contractor company.
Furthermore, if Allan realized that Dan believed he was justified, the use of force by Allan (the innocent victim) against Dan (the initial aggressor) would not be justifed.(17) By justifying only Allan's force, the objective theory avoids incompatible or conflicting justifications (between Dan and Allan), the legal anarchy of an intervenor justifiably using force against an innocent victim (Allan) or whichever actor the intervenor chooses, and the anomaly of barring an innocent victim from using justified force.
If the belief in the soul cannot be simply dismissed as useless conceptual baggage, then how should I, the good empiricist, go about justifying my skepticism regarding it?
It is the intent of these justifying arguments to establish that violence in the given circumstance is at the very least morally permissible, and sometimes even morally obligatory.
How to justify equipment investments Justifying investments in materials handling equipment is of intense interest.
In justifying its regulations, HHS said they were a natural extrapolation of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibits discrimination against the handicapped by institutions or programs receiving federal funds.
As with the "constructive custody" and "act of grace" theories, the express waiver, or consent theory, is an unsatisfactory basis for justifying probation and parole searches.