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justification

noun [C or U]     /ˌdʒʌs.tɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/
C2 a good reason or explanation for something: There is no justification for treating people so badly. It can be said, with some justification, that she is one of the greatest actresses on the English stage today.Motives and reasons
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