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adjective  /ˈdʒʌs·təˌfɑɪ·ə·bəl, ˌdʒʌs·təˈfɑɪ-/ us  
able to be explained or shown to be reasonable; understandable: The jury decided that the shooting was justifiable because Rogers thought his own life was in danger.
adverb  /ˈdʒʌs·təˌfɑɪ·ə·bli, ˌdʒʌs·təˈfɑɪ-/ us  
His parents were justifiably proud of his achievements.
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