Justice meaning

jŭstĭs
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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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The quality of being right or correct.
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The administration of law; procedure of a law court.
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Reward or penalty as deserved; just deserts.
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The quality of being righteous; rectitude.
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Conformity to truth, fact, or sound reason.

The overcharged customer was angry, and with justice.

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Sound reason; rightfulness; validity.
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Impartiality; fairness.
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(law) A judge on the highest court of a government, such as a judge on the US Supreme 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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The balanced and equitable administration of law.
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Many philosophers, theologians, sociologists and others define justice as the proper ordering of people and things.
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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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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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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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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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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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do justice to
  • To treat adequately, fairly, or with full appreciation:
    The subject is so complex that I cannot do justice to it in a brief survey.
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bring to justice
  • to cause (a wrongdoer) to be tried in court and duly punished
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do justice to
  • to treat fitly or fairly
  • to treat with due appreciation; enjoy properly
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do oneself justice
  • to do something in a manner worthy of one's ability
  • to be fair to oneself
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

do justice to
do justice to
do oneself justice

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").

    From Wiktionary