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justĭfĭco , 1, v. a. justificus.
I. To act justly towards, do justice to one; with simple acc. of the pers. (post-class.): “justificate viduam,Tert. adv. Marc. 19.—
II. To justify, make just, forgive, pardon, vindicate (post - class.): malos, Coripp. Laud. Justini jun. 2 fin.: “impium,Aug. Enar. in Psa. 110, 3; Vulg. Rom. 8, 30: “ut ex fide justificemur,id. Gal. 3, 24 et saep.—Hence, justĭfĭcātus , a, um, P. a., justified (eccl. Lat.): “baptismate,Prud. Apoth. 881; Tert. adv. Marc. 4, 36.—Comp.: “Publicanus Pharisaeo justificatior discessit,Tert. Or. 13.
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