[ noun ] something (such as a fact or circumstance) that shows an action to be reasonable or necessary
: "he considered misrule a justification for revolution"
Used in print(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)
There is no justification for systematizing the random statements of Irenaeus about the image of God beyond this , nor for reading into his imprecise usage the later theological distinction between the image of God ( humanity ) and the similitude of God ( immortality ) .
[ noun ] a statement in explanation of some action or belief
Used in print(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)
This explains some group ends and provides a justification of their primacy .(Clement Greenberg, "Collage" in his Art and...)
( This provides whatever real justification there is for the talk about `` reality '' . )