Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Capable of being justified.

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Usage examples "justifiable":

  1. To secure the ends which alone can justify war- and if the Netherlanders engaged in defending national existence and human freedom against foreign tyranny were not justifiable then a just war has never been waged- a disciplined army is vastly more humane in its operations than a band of brigands. - "Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete", John Lothrop Motley.
  2. Before examining the effect of these tactics I may point out that this conception of Nationalist policy, even if justifiable from a practical point of view, does not relieve the leaders from the obligation of giving some assurance that they are ready with a consistent scheme of re- construction, and are prepared to build when the ground has been cleared. - "Ireland In The New Century", Horace Plunkett.
  3. In the first place, each branch of government should be enabled to secure revenues actually needed for justifiable purposes. - "Problems in American Democracy", Thames Ross Williamson.