In the interest of justice, we should treat everyone the same.
The overcharged customer was angry, and with justice.
An example of justice is someone being set free from prison after dna evidence shows they are innocent.
- To treat adequately, fairly, or with full appreciation:The subject is so complex that I cannot do justice to it in a brief survey.
- to cause (a wrongdoer) to be tried in court and duly punished
- to treat fitly or fairly
- to treat with due appreciation; enjoy properly
- to do something in a manner worthy of one's ability
- to be fair to oneself
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of justice
- Middle English from Old French from Latin iūstitia from iūstus just just1
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 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").