Lexicon: jury – justifying

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jury, n. [Anglo Fr. juree, oath < L. jūrāre, swear.] (webplay: matters).

Panel; group sworn to render a judgment on evidence officially submitted to them in a court of justice.

just (-est), adj. [Fr. juste < L. jūs right, law, justice.] (webplay: faithful, fled, judgments, time).

  1. Most proper; most suitable.
  2. Fair; lawful.

just, adv. [see just, adj.] (webplay: accurate, almost, array, believes, close, common, covet, drive, enough, erecting, exactly, full, influenced, judgments, merely, mock, narrowly, near, opinion, orderly, place, promises, push, reward, setting, straight, suitable, thoughts, thrust, time, true, truth).

  1. Ready; about.
  2. Only; merely; no more than.
  3. Nearly; narrowly.
  4. Only; about; merely.
  5. Barely; short time before.
  6. Almost; not quite.
  7. Exactly; precisely; immediately.
  8. Phrase. “Just so”: like this; in this very way.

just, n. [see just, adj.]

  1. People who obey the law; righteous followers of the Lord.
  2. Fulness; perfected ones; those made whole; [fig.] ones who are justified.

justice, n. [OFr justise, uprightness, equity, vindication of right, administration of law, jurisdiction, court of justice, infliction of punishment, gallows, judge < L. jūstus.] (webplay: claim, courts, dealing, fair, laws, vindictive).

  1. Court; prosecution; lawsuit; legal proceedings; [fig.] accountability; merited consequence.
  2. Legality; jurisprudence; natural law; having a right to something; [fig.] honesty; integrity; virtue; strength of character.
  3. Judgment; assessment; discernment; [fig.] virtue; righteousness; [metonymy] the Lord; the divine Judge.
  4. Conscience; sense of fairness; faculty of discerning right from wrong; [fig.] outrage; moral indignation.

justified, verbal adj. [see justify, v.]

  1. Warranted; supported by evidence; prove the innocence of; sustain the rightness of; [fig.] purified; sanctified; confirmed; made complete; (see Romans 3:24; 1 Corinthians 6:11).
  2. Right; correct; rational; logical; using common sense.

justify (justified), v. [Fr. justifier < L. jūstificāre, act justly towards, do justice to, make just, pardon, vindicate.] (webplay: even, favor, incivility, just, judge, offender, profaneness, right, Savior, show).

  1. Show to be true; maintain the rightness of; prove to conform to law; [fig.] atone; redeem; (see Isaiah 53:11).
  2. Indemnify; recompense for; compensate for; make amends for.
  3. Season; purify; [fig.] transform; translate.
  4. Confirm; affirm; corroborate; substantiate; validate; add witness of.
  5. Realize; actualize; make real; bring to pass; cause to come true.
  6. Sanctify; hallow; consecrate; prove one's divinity; (see 1 Timothy 3:16).
  7. Excuse; absolve; explain; apologize; (see Luke 10:29).
  8. Find worthy; [fig.] eye; see; notice; detect; line up in view; secure as a prospect.
  9. Adjust; align; [fig.] try to explain; attempt to document.
  10. Vindicate; acquit; absolve; legally defend; (see Matthew 12:37).

justifying, verbal adj. [see justify, v.]

Due; fitting; merited; warranted; deserved; appropriate; justifiable.