What does the word justifiable mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Justifiableness.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Capable of being justified.

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by Thames Ross Williamson