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Categories: Criminal defenses, Ego psychology, Contract law, Criminal law legal terms
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excuse  alibi  exculpation  self-justification  Defense of justification
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A defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc. WordNet 3.0
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A defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc. WordNet 3.0 & Open English WordNet
In jurisprudence, an excuse is a defense to criminal charges that is distinct from an exculpation. Wikipedia
Self-justification describes how, when a person encounters cognitive dissonance, or a situation in which a person's behavior is inconsistent with their beliefs, that person tends to justify the behavior and deny any negative feedback associated with the behavior. Wikipedia
Phenomenon where a person confronted with their hypocrisy will retroactively justify it Wikidata
An excuse, especially one used to avoid responsibility or blame. Wiktionary
That which exculpates; an excuse. Wiktionary
A defense to a criminal or civil charge wherein the accused party admits to doing acts for which legal consequences would normally be appropriate, but asserts that special circumstances relieve that party of culpability for having done those acts. Wiktionary
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He kept finding excuses to stay WordNet 3.0 & Open English WordNet
Every day he had a new alibi for not getting a job WordNet 3.0 & Open English WordNet
His transparent self-justification was unacceptable WordNet 3.0 & Open English WordNet
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