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Justify, to make appear as just; 1) to clear from guilt, to vindicate: Sonn. 139, 1. Meas. V, 159. Wint. I, 1, 10. H6B II, 3, 16. H8 II, 4, 162. H8 II, 4, 162.
2) to ratify, to confirm, to prove: “I could j. you traitors,” Tp. V, 128. “how is this --ed?” All's IV, 3, 64. “say 't and j. it,” Wint. I, 2, 278. “who has not only his innocence to j. him,” V, 2, 71 (to confirm what he declares). “here --ed by us,” V, 3, 145. “I'll hear him his confessions j.” H8 I, 2, 6. “more particulars must j. my knowledge,” Cymb. II, 4, 79. when thou shalt kneel “and j. in knowledge she is thy very princess,” Per. V, 1, 219.
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