2. To pronounce free from guilt or blame; to declare or prove to have done that which is just, right, proper, etc.; to absolve; to exonerate; to clear.

I can not justify whom the law condemns.

3. (Theol.) To treat as if righteous and just; to pardon; to exculpate; to absolve.

By him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.
Acts xiii. 39.

4. To prove; to ratify; to confirm. [Obs.] Shak.

5. (Print.) To make even or true, as lines of type, by proper spacing; to adjust, as type. See Justification, 4.

Syn. — To defend; maintain; vindicate; excuse; exculpate; absolve; exonerate.

(Jus"ti*fy), v. i.

1. (Print.) To form an even surface or true line with something else; to fit exactly.

2. (Law) To take oath to the ownership of property sufficient to qualify one's self as bail or surety.

(Jus*tin"i*an) a. Of or pertaining to the Institutes or laws of the Roman Justinian.

(Jus"tle) v. i. [Freq. of joust, just, v. i. See Joust, v. i., and cf. Jostle.] To run or strike against each other; to encounter; to clash; to jostle. Shak.

The chariots shall rage in the streets; they shall justle one against another in the broad ways.
Nahum ii. 4.

(Jus"tle), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Justled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Justling ] To push; to drive; to force by running against; to jostle.

We justled one another out, and disputed the post for a great while.

(Jus"tle), n. An encounter or shock; a jostle.

(Just"ly) adv. [From Just, a.] In a just manner; in conformity to law, justice, or propriety; by right; honestly; fairly; accurately. "In equal balance justly weighed." Shak.

Nothing can justly be despised that can not justly be blamed: where there is no choice there can be no blame.

(Just"ness), n. The quality of being just; conformity to truth, propriety, accuracy, exactness, and the like; justice; reasonableness; fairness; equity; as, justness of proportions; the justness of a description or representation; the justness of a cause.

In value the satisfaction I had in seeing it represented with all the justness and gracefulness of action.

Justness is properly applied to things, and justice to persons; but the distinction is not always observed.

Syn. — Accuracy; exactness; correctness; propriety; fitness; reasonableness; equity; uprightness; justice.

(Jut) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Jutted ; p. pr. & vb. n. Jutting.] [A corruption of jet.]

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