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justification


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Justification  \Jus`ti*fi*ca"tion\,  n.  [L.  justificatio:  cf  F. 
  justification.  See  {Justify}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  justifying  or  the  state  of  being  justified;  a 
  showing  or  proving  to  be  just  or  conformable  to  law, 
  justice,  right  or  duty;  defense;  vindication;  support; 
  as  arguments  in  justification  of  the  prisoner's  conduct; 
  his  disobedience  admits  justification. 
 
  I  hope,  for  my  brother's  justification,  he  wrote 
  this  but  as  an  essay  or  taste  of  my  virtue.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  (Law)  The  showing  in  court  of  a  sufficient  lawful  reason 
  why  a  party  charged  or  accused  did  that  for  which  he  is 
  called  to  answer. 
 
  3.  (Theol.)  The  act  of  justifying,  or  the  state  of  being 
  justified,  in  respect  to  God's  requirements. 
 
  Who  was  delivered  for  our  offenses,  and  was  raised 
  again  for  our  justification.  --Rom.  iv  25. 
 
  In  such  righteousness  To  them  by  faith  imputed,  they 
  may  find  Justification  toward  God,  and  peace  Of 
  conscience.  --Milton. 
 
  4.  (Print.)  Adjustment  of  type  by  spacing  it  so  as  to  make  it 
  exactly  fill  a  line  or  of  a  cut  so  as  to  hold  it  in  the 
  right  place  also  the  leads,  quads,  etc.,  used  for  making 
  such  adjustment. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  justification 
  n  1:  something  (such  as  a  fact  or  circumstance)  that  shows  an 
  action  to  be  reasonable  or  necessary:  "he  considered 
  misrule  a  justification  for  revolution" 
  2:  a  statement  in  explanation  of  some  action  or  belief 
  3:  the  act  of  justifying:  "the  justification  of  barbarous  means 
  by  holy  ends"-  H.J.Muller 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Justification 
  a  forensic  term,  opposed  to  condemnation.  As  regards  its  nature, 
  it  is  the  judicial  act  of  God,  by  which  he  pardons  all  the  sins 
  of  those  who  believe  in  Christ,  and  accounts,  accepts,  and 
  treats  them  as  righteous  in  the  eye  of  the  law,  i.e.,  as 
  conformed  to  all  its  demands.  In  addition  to  the  pardon  (q.v.) 
  of  sin,  justification  declares  that  all  the  claims  of  the  law 
  are  satisfied  in  respect  of  the  justified.  It  is  the  act  of  a 
  judge  and  not  of  a  sovereign.  The  law  is  not  relaxed  or  set 
  aside,  but  is  declared  to  be  fulfilled  in  the  strictest  sense 
  and  so  the  person  justified  is  declared  to  be  entitled  to  all 
  the  advantages  and  rewards  arising  from  perfect  obedience  to  the 
  law  (Rom.  5:1-10). 
 
  It  proceeds  on  the  imputing  or  crediting  to  the  believer  by 
  God  himself  of  the  perfect  righteousness,  active  and  passive,  of 
  his  Representative  and  Surety,  Jesus  Christ  (Rom.  10:3-9). 
  Justification  is  not  the  forgiveness  of  a  man  without 
  righteousness,  but  a  declaration  that  he  possesses  a 
  righteousness  which  perfectly  and  for  ever  satisfies  the  law, 
  namely,  Christ's  righteousness  (2  Cor.  5:21;  Rom.  4:6-8). 
 
  The  sole  condition  on  which  this  righteousness  is  imputed  or 
  credited  to  the  believer  is  faith  in  or  on  the  Lord  Jesus 
  Christ.  Faith  is  called  a  "condition,"  not  because  it  possesses 
  any  merit,  but  only  because  it  is  the  instrument,  the  only 
  instrument  by  which  the  soul  appropriates  or  apprehends  Christ 
  and  his  righteousness  (Rom.  1:17;  3:25,  26;  4:20,  22;  Phil. 
  3:8-11;  Gal.  2:16). 
 
  The  act  of  faith  which  thus  secures  our  justification  secures 
  also  at  the  same  time  our  sanctification  (q.v.);  and  thus  the 
  doctrine  of  justification  by  faith  does  not  lead  to 
  licentiousness  (Rom.  6:2-7).  Good  works  while  not  the  ground, 
  are  the  certain  consequence  of  justification  (6:14;  7:6).  (See 
  GALATIANS,  EPISTLE  {TO}.) 
 




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