The showing in court of a sufficient lawful reason why a party charged or accused did that for which he is called to answer.
facts excusing an act otherwise criminal
A defense where conduct that is normally criminal is not criminal under the circumstances.
The reason you and/or your character take an action. There are currently no words for this letter.
something (such as a fact or circumstance) that shows an action to be reasonable or necessary; "he considered misrule a justification for revolution"
a statement in explanation of some action or belief
the act of defending or explaining or making excuses for by reasoning; "the justification of barbarous means by holy ends"- H.J.Muller
a reason for believing 'x' is true, our reasons for taking a belief as fundamental are reasons for treating 'x' to be true
In law, a legitimate reason or explanation for something which would otherwise be illegal. The justification allows the act to be "declared just" i.e. legal; for example self-defence is a justification for homicide.
A defence to a criminal charge in which the accused maintains that his or her actions were justified by the circumstances and therefore he or she should not be held criminally liable. See also excuse; neutralization theory.
When we create an explanation for ourselves or another person (using the contents of our belief system) to make our actions appear right, reasonable, or necessary.
an explanation of relevant points to support a point of view or decision.