Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In printing: The wooden wedge once used in old forms of hand-press to keep together parts about to separate.
  • noun One who justifies; one who vindicates, supports, defends, or upholds; also, one who pardons and absolves from guilt and punishment.
  • noun In printing: The workman who makes of just length, and with just spaces between the words, the lines of type set by a type-setting machine.
  • noun An attachment to a type-setting machine which does automatically some or all of the work of justification.
  • noun In type-founding, the workman who fits up a suite of strikes or unjustified matrices for use on one mold, making each and all just or uniform in height as to body, of even line as to face, and of proper nearness to mated letters.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who justifies; one who vindicates, supports, defends, or absolves.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who, or that which, justifies (some belief or action).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a person who argues to defend or justify some policy or institution

Etymologies

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justify +‎ -er

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