Definition - adj
1 a  : being in accordance with reason, fairness, duty, or prudence
b  : of an appropriate degree or kind
c  : supported or justified by fact or circumstance <a ~ belief that force was necessary for self-defense>
d  : See also commercially reasonable
2  : applying reason or logic
: See also rational <a ~ mind>

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