from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who, or that which, justifies (some belief or action).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who justifies; one who vindicates, supports, defends, or absolves.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who justifies; one who vindicates, supports, defends, or upholds; also, one who pardons and absolves from guilt and punishment.
- n. 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.
- n. An attachment to a type-setting machine which does automatically some or all of the work of justification.
- n. 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.
- n. In printing: The wooden wedge once used in old forms of hand-press to keep together parts about to separate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who argues to defend or justify some policy or institution
The consumer-justifier jabber in my head is in overdrive.
"Then you will be homeless and extremely well dressed," says the consumer-justifier jabber, who clearly views a life on the streets – as it views everything – as yet another unexplored fashion opportunity.
I too have a built in editor with the added bonus of a whispering justifier.
We were lovers before we were parents, know what a fraudulent justifier love can be.
I come from a white man's Christianity which, as you write in your Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, is the; "justifier of the most appalling barbarity, and a dark shelter under which the darkest, grossest and most infernal deeds of slaveholders find the strongest protection."
Yoo got where he was because he was a “justifier”, not a sharp analyst of the law.
For purposes of showing that utilitarian envy management is not a universal justifier of redistribution, an example from any time or place would have done the trick.
So it might be a mitigator; it ` s not a justifier.
It does not usually do the person spouting it any good at all, tending instead to make him look weak and desperate, and it cannot help making others look awful as well, both those who get blamed by the self-justifier and the president who can't seem to keep order in the classroom.
This underlying contempt for Palestinians explains why he (Alterman) would refer to Benny Morris (a proud justifier of ethnic cleansing) "controversial".