Justice definitions

jŭs'tĭs
The quality of being righteous; rectitude.
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Impartiality; fairness.
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The quality of being right or correct.
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Sound reason; rightfulness; validity.
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Reward or penalty as deserved; just deserts.
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The administration of law; procedure of a law court.
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The definition of justice is the use of power as appointed by law, honor or standards to support fair treatment and due reward.
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Many philosophers, theologians, sociologists and others define justice as the proper ordering of people and things.
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All races and religions include a definition of justice in their codes of law and conduct. Justice is, in fact, the glue that holds societies together.
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Justice includes the notion of upholding the law, as in the work of police, judges and the court.
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Behind the concept of justice lies the notion of balance - that people get what is right, fair and appropriate.

An example of justice is someone being set free from prison after dna evidence shows they are innocent.

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The quality of being just; fairness.

In the interest of justice, we should treat everyone the same.

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Conformity to truth, fact, or sound reason.

The overcharged customer was angry, and with justice.

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A judge on the highest court of a government, such as a judge on the US Supreme Court.
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The state or characteristic of being just or fair.

The justice of a description.

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Judgment and punishment of a party who has allegedly wronged another.

To demand justice.

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The ideal of fairness, impartiality, etc., especially with regard to the punishment of wrongdoing.

Justice was served.

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The civil power dealing with law.

Ministry of Justice.

The justice system.

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The balanced and equitable administration of law.
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A judge of certain courts. Also capitalized as a title.

Mr. Justice Krever presides over the appellate court.

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Correctness, conforming to reality or rules.
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The title of a justice of court.
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An occupational surname​.
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A male or female given name from the abstract noun justice.
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Origin of justice

From Middle English justice from Old French justise, justice (Modern French justice), from Latin iustitia 'righteousness, equity', from iustus "just", from ius 'right', from Old Latin ious, perhaps literally "sacred formula", a word peculiar to Latin (not general Italic) that originated in the religious cults, from Proto-Indo-European *yews-. Replaced native Middle English rightwished, rightwisnes "justice" (from Old English rihtwīsnes "justice, righteousness", compare Old English ġerihte "justice").