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(1):

(a.) To pronounce free from guilt or blame; to declare or prove to have done that which is just, right, proper, etc.; to absolve; to exonerate; to clear.

(2):

(a.) To treat as if righteous and just; to pardon; to exculpate; to absolve.

(3):

(a.) To prove; to ratify; to confirm.

(4):

(a.) To make even or true, as lines of type, by proper spacing; to adjust, as type. See Justification, 4.

(5):

(v. i.) To form an even surface or true line with something else; to fit exactly.

(6):

(a.) To prove or show to be just; to vindicate; to maintain or defend as conformable to law, right, justice, propriety, or duty.

(7):

(v. i.) To take oath to the ownership of property sufficient to qualify one's self as bail or surety.

(8):

(v. t.) To show (a person) to have had a sufficient legal reason for an act that has been made the subject of a change or accusation.

(9):

(v. t.) To qualify (one's self) as a surely by taking oath to the ownership of sufficient property.

Bibliography Information
Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Justify'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​web/​j/justify.html. 1828.
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