from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having sufficient grounds for justification; possible to justify: justifiable resentment.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. That can be justified.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Capable of being justified, or shown to be just.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being justified or proved to be just or true; defensible; warrantable: as, justifiable resentment.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. capable of being justified
The inclusion of the word "justifiable" is clever: it is not, of course, the Left view, but it encapsulates a farily common conservative accusation.
“You know, what you refer to as cold-blooded murder, others term justifiable homicide.”
Further violations will result in justifiable allegations of anti-semitism. joejoejoe Says:
South Dakota was contemplating -- but just tabled, thank goodness -- a bill that critics feared would expand the definition of justifiable homicide to include the murder of doctors who provide abortions.
Dropping two nukes to end the war with the Japanese faster and reduce the loss of life on the allies side (whether it was justifiable is up to personal opinion) but this guy committed an act of domestic terrorism.
Anyone who still believes (in fact, anyone who ever believed) that the war in Iraq was justifiable is as crazy as Exley.
"The enactment of mainstream legislation using emergency procedures undermines the consensus for the use of such procedures in justifiable cases."
Taxes must be adequate to raise a revenue sufficient to meet those federal expenditures which are truly advantageous to the general welfare, to maintain justifiable confidence in the soundness of the dollar, and to underwrite the safety of the federal debt as an investment.
Tonight Judge Scott from the West Seneca Town Court ruled on the basis of the word justifiable that charges of animal cruelty be dismissed in the Grasso Case.
If I was engaging in justifiable self-defense or resisting an actual unlawful arrest, it’s the same situation and nothing like the strawman argument you present.