justifiable

  • 1 justifiable — [ ʒystifjabl ] adj. • 1787; « qui rend juste » v. 1300; de justifier 1 ♦ Qui peut être justifié. ⇒ défendable, excusable. Attitude, conduite peu justifiable. Justifiable aux yeux de qqn, devant qqn. 2 ♦ Qui peut être expliqué, motivé. Un choix… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 justifiable — jus·ti·fi·able /ˌjəs tə fī ə bəl/ adj: capable of being justified justifiable reliance Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. justifiable …

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  • 3 Justifiable — Jus ti*fi a*ble, a. [Cf. F. justifiable. See {Justify}.] Capable of being justified, or shown to be just. [1913 Webster] Just are the ways of God, And justifiable to men. Milton. Syn: Defensible; vindicable; warrantable; excusable; exculpable;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 justifiable — (adj.) 1520s, from O.Fr. justifiable, from justifiier (see JUSTIFY (Cf. justify)). Earlier in same sense was justificable (mid 15c.). Related: Justifiably (mid 15c.) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 justifiable — [adj] reasonable, well founded acceptable, admissible, allowable, condonable, defensible, excusable, fair, fit, forgivable, lawful, legit*, legitimate, licit, logical, pardonable, probable, proper, reasonable, remissible, right, rightful, sound,… …

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  • 6 justifiable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ able to be justified. DERIVATIVES justifiability noun justifiableness noun justifiably adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 justifiable — [jus′tə fī΄ə bəl, jus΄tə fī′ə bəl] adj. [Fr < justifier: see JUSTIFY] that can be justified or defended as correct justifiability n. justifiably adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 justifiable — adj. VERBS ▪ be, seem ▪ become ▪ consider sth, think sth ▪ We consider this action justifiable. ADVERB …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 9 justifiable — jus|ti|fi|a|ble [ˈdʒʌstıfaıəbəl] adj actions, reactions, decisions etc that are justifiable are acceptable because they are done for good reasons ▪ justifiable anger economically/commercially justifiable ▪ Are these experiments morally… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 justifiable — [[t]ʤʌ̱stɪfa͟ɪ͟əb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft it v link ADJ to inf An action, situation, emotion, or idea that is justifiable is acceptable or correct because there is a good reason for it. The violence of the revolutionary years was justifiable on… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 justifiable — jus|ti|fi|a|ble [ dʒʌstı,faıəbl ] adjective if something is justifiable, there is a good reason for it: Can such violence ever be justifiable? ╾ jus|ti|fi|a|bly adverb: My father was justifiably proud of his family …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 justifiable — adjective actions, reactions, decisions etc that are justifiable are done for good reasons: justifiable anger justifiably adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 justifiable — UK [ˈdʒʌstɪˌfaɪəb(ə)l] / US adjective if something is justifiable, there is a good reason for it Can such violence ever be justifiable? Derived word: justifiably UK / US adverb My father was justifiably proud of his family …

    English dictionary

  • 14 justifiable — Rightful; defensible; warranted or sanctioned by law; that which can be shown to be sustained by law, as justifiable homicide. See homicide justifiable homicide …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 15 justifiable — Rightful; defensible; warranted or sanctioned by law; that which can be shown to be sustained by law, as justifiable homicide. See homicide justifiable homicide …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 16 justifiable — adjective Date: 1561 capable of being justified ; excusable < justifiable family pride Current Biography > • justifiability noun • justifiably adverb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 JUSTIFIABLE — adj. des deux genres Qui peut être justifié. Sa conduite n est pas justifiable. Ses procédés ne sont pas justifiables …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 18 JUSTIFIABLE — adj. des deux genres Qui peut être justifié. Sa violence parut justifiable. Ses procédés ne sont pas justifiables …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 19 justifiable — justifiability, justifiableness, n. justifiably, adv. /jus teuh fuy euh beuhl, jus teuh fuy /, adj. capable of being justified; that can be shown to be or can be defended as being just, right, or warranted; defensible: justifiable homicide. [1515 …

    Universalium

  • 20 justifiable — adjective That can be justified. It was at all times clear that, from the point of view of the idea it conveys to us, every motion must be considered only as a relative motion. Returning to the illustration we have frequently used of the… …

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