Law. demurrer, Law. rebutter, Law. essoin, U.S. Inf. alibi, Inf. song and dance.
2. warranting, authorizing, legitimation, legitimating, legitimatization, legitimatizing, legalization, legalizing; substantiating, defending, supporting, sustaining, bolstering, backing; maintaining, asserting, advocacy, advocating, Obs. advocation, Obs. vouch; explaining, extenuating, palliating.
3. exculpation, exculpating, proof or declaration of innocence, removal of guilt, freedom from blame; acquittal, acquittance, acquitting, compurgation, clearance, clearing one's name; release, dismissal, discharge, freedom, liberty, liberation, emancipation, deliverance, delivery, redemption; vindication, vindicating, exoneration, exonerating, redress, redressing, righting, setting or putting right; absolution, absolving, forgiveness, forgiving, excusing, pardon, pardoning, amnesty. justificatory, adj. 1. substantiative, substantiating, supportive, supporting, upholding, sustaining, justificative, justifying; apologetic, extenuatory, extenuating, mitigative, mitigating, palliative, palliating. 2. exculpatory, exculpating, acquitting, compurga-tory; exonerative, exonerating, vindicatory, vindicative, vindicating; absolutory, absolvent, absolving, excusatory, excusing. justify, v. 1. warrant, authorize, legitimate, legitimatize, legalize; substantiate, give sufficient grounds for, show just cause, give reasons for; explain, tell one's story, rationalize, apologize, extenuate, palliate, make excuses, Inf. alibi, Inf. do a song and dance.
2. defend, champion, fight for, plead for, stick up for, stand up for; support, uphold, sustain, bolster up, back, maintain, assert, Law. deraign, advocate, vouch, second, stand by.
3. exculpate, prove or declare innocent, uphold innocence, pronounce or declare not guilty, remove guilt, free from blame; acquit, clear, clear one's name; release, set free, let go, dismiss, discharge; free, liberate, emancipate, deliver, let out of, let off, Inf. let off the hook, Theol. redeem; vindicate, exonerate, redress, right, set or put right, absolve, forgive, excuse, pardon. justly, adv. fairly, equitably, equally, impartially, impersonally, dispassionately, disinterestedly, honestly; accurately, rightly, properly, just so, correctly, faultlessly; deservedly, fairly and squarely, rightly, rightfully, justifiably, properly, lawfully.
justness, n. 1. lawfulness, justice, equity, equi tableness, even-handedness; rightness, rightfulness, meetness, properness, what is right; justifiableness, justifiability.
2. correctness, exactness, accuracy, faithfulness, fidelity; niceness, nicety, exactitude, preciseness, meticulousness, faultlessness. jut, v. stick out, project, protrude, protuberate; poke out, stand out, Inf. stick out like a sore thumb; overhang, beetle, shoot forward.
juvenile, adj. 1. young, minor, underage, teen- aged, in the teens, preteen; fresh, blooming, budding, unfledged, new-fledged.
2. childlike, youthful, Inf. like a kid; boyish, girlish; childish, Inf. kiddish, puerile, jejune; inexperienced, tender, green, wet behind the ears, immature, unripe, callow; baby-faced, beardless, smooth-cheeked,
downy-cheeked; juvenescent, pubescent. -n. 3. child, young person, teenager, teen, preteen, youth, youngster, minor; kid, beginner, young hopeful, hopeful, Inf. cute kid, Inf. sweet young thing, Dial, young'un; girl, schoolgirl, young lady, lass, las-