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Politicians are good at finding justifications for doing things they said they wouldn’t.

A traffic violation was the overwhelming justification for a stop, followed by an officer’s reasonable suspicion that someone was engaged in criminal activity.

As the Tampa Bay Times reports, this approach can provide algorithmic justification for further police harassment of minority and low-income communities.

They called on the state’s attorney and chief of police to sign off on any no-knock warrant, and for the department to require additional justification for serving a warrant at night.

They may contact observers to request specific details about unusual sightings, point out misidentifications, or ask for justification about higher-than-expected numbers reported for a particular species.

Obama has latched on to the failure of the embargo to topple the Castros as justification to shuffle the deck.

Ironically, the same psychological crutch of self-justification can then help in these situations.

How much of a “pass” do I get, if I claim a religious justification?

I think maybe it was the justification he used for that and how he treated my mum for having what he thought was an affair.

But at the same time they were not without cause of justification.

Even if this colour scheme will not work, there is still a justification for the Asquithian phrase.

I think that the mere fact that my hair annoys Mr. Baxter is sufficient justification for its length.

The evidence at our disposal, however, gives little justification for such a view.

The peculiar history of the play is my only justification for giving you all these details of its otherwise unimportant career.

But if there is no justification there is at least a very effective excuse in the mental confusedness of our time.


On this page you'll find 78 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to justification, such as: apology, approval, argument, basis, confirmation, and explanation.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.