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.Shak.
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,
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.
(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.Addison.
(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
(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.Dryden.
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.]