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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishjustificationjus‧ti‧fi‧ca‧tion /ˌdʒʌstɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/ ●●○ AWL noun [countable, uncountable]  1 REASONa good and acceptable reason for doing somethingjustification for (doing) something There is no justification for holding her in jail. Hoggart felt, with some justification, that his colleagues had let him down.see thesaurus at reason2 in justification (of somebody/something)
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justificationShe had her residence permit taken away, without any justificationThere is no justification for holding her in jail.There's no justification for cruelty.What justification can there be for paying women lower wages?with some justificationPhysicists and biologists often agree, and with some justification, since their sciences do not, indeed, have the answers.Maybe with some justification at times.
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