Justifiable



[juhs-tuh-fahy-uh-buh l, juhs-tuh-fahy-] /ˈdʒʌs təˌfaɪ ə bəl, ˌdʒʌs təˈfaɪ-/

adjective
1.
capable of being ; that can be shown to be or can be defended as being just, right, or warranted; defensible:
justifiable homicide.
/ˈdʒʌstɪˌfaɪəbəl/
adjective
1.
capable of being justified; understandable
adj.

1520s, from Old French justifiable, from justifiier (see justify). Earlier in same sense was justificable (mid-15c.). Related: Justifiably (mid-15c.).

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