justify (v.) Old form(s): iustifie , iustified
excuse, exonerate, clear
2H6 II.iii.16[Gloucester to Duchess] I cannot justify whom the law condemns
MM V.i.159[Friar Peter to Duke, of Angelo] To justify this worthy nobleman
Sonn.139.1[] O call not me to justify the wrong / That thy unkindness lays upon my heart
WT I.i.9[Archidamus to Camillo] we will be justified in our loves [i.e. our love will make up for our other deficiencies]
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