the quality of being just or fair
judgment involved in the determination of rights and the assignment of rewards and punishments
judge, justice, jurist(noun)
a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice
Department of Justice, Justice Department, Justice, DoJ(noun)
the United States federal department responsible for enforcing federal laws (including the enforcement of all civil rights legislation); created in 1870
The state or characteristic of being just or fair.
The ideal of fairness, impartiality, etc., especially with regard to the punishment of wrongdoing.
Justice was served
Judgment and punishment of a party who has allegedly wronged (an)other(s).
to demand justice
The civil power dealing with law.
A judge of certain courts. Also capitalized as a title.
Mr. Justice Krever presides over the appellate court
Correctness, conforming to reality or rules.
Origin: justice from justise, justice (Modern justice), from iustitia 'righteousness, equity', from iustus "just", from ius 'right', from ious, perhaps literally "sacred formula", a word peculiar to Latin (not general Italic) that originated in the religious cults, from yewes-. Replaced native rightwished, rightwisnes "justice" (from rihtwīsnes "justice, righteousness", compare ġerihte "justice").
the quality of being just; conformity to the principles of righteousness and rectitude in all things; strict performance of moral obligations; practical conformity to human or divine law; integrity in the dealings of men with each other; rectitude; equity; uprightness
conformity to truth and reality in expressing opinions and in conduct; fair representation of facts respecting merit or demerit; honesty; fidelity; impartiality; as, the justice of a description or of a judgment; historical justice
the rendering to every one his due or right; just treatment; requital of desert; merited reward or punishment; that which is due to one's conduct or motives
agreeableness to right; equity; justness; as, the justice of a claim
a person duly commissioned to hold courts, or to try and decide controversies and administer justice
to administer justice to
Justice is a concept of moral rightness based on ethics, rationality, law, natural law, religion, equity or fairness, as well as the administration of the law, taking into account the inalienable and inborn rights of all human beings and citizens, the right of all people and individuals to equal protection before the law of their civil rights, without discrimination on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, ethnicity, religion, disability, age, or other characteristics, and is further regarded as being inclusive of social justice.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
jus′tis, n. quality of being just: integrity: impartiality: desert: retribution: a judge: a magistrate.—ns. Jus′ticeship, office or dignity of a justice or judge; Justic′iary, Justic′iar, an administrator of justice: a chief-justice.—Justice of the Peace (abb. J.P.), an inferior magistrate; Justices' justice, a term sarcastically applied to the kind of justice sometimes administered by the unpaid and amateur magistracy of England.—Lord Chief-justice, the chief judge of the King's (or Queen's) Bench Division of the High Court of Justice; Lord Justice-clerk, the Scottish judge ranking next to the Lord-Justice-general, presiding over the Outer House or Second Division of the Court of Session, vice-president of the High Court of Justiciary; Lord Justice-general, the highest judge in Scotland, called also the Lord President of the Court of Session.—High Court of Justiciary, the supreme criminal court of justice in Scotland. [Fr.,—L. justitia.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
1, High Court Of, one of the two great sections of the English Supreme Courts; 2, Lord Chief, the chief judge of the Queen's Bench division of it; 3, Lord Justice-General, supreme judge in Scotland, the Lord President of the Court of Session; 4, of the Peace, the title of a petty county or borough magistrate of multifarious duties and jurisdiction; 5, Lords Justices, judges of the English Court of Appeal.
The Roycroft Dictionary
A system of revenge where the State imitates the criminal.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
Fair play; often sought, but seldom discovered, in company with Law. A chip of the old block--A daughter of the Tenderloin. K One man's meat is another man's finish--Canned Beef in Cuba. KANGAROO A hard drinker from Australia, especially fond of hops, and generally carrying a load.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'justice' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1522
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'justice' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2867
Rank popularity for the word 'justice' in Nouns Frequency: #630
The numerical value of justice in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of justice in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There is no justice here; there is no justice there; there is no justice anywhere!
Whether we bring our enemies to justice, or justice to our enemies, justice will be done.
Whether we bring our enemies to justice or bring justice to our enemies, justice will be done.
Yesterday, we needed justice; today, we need justice; tomorrow, we will need justice! Justice is our eternal need!
Bernie Sanders during the primaries sparked the beginning of a revolution y’ all, together we call for climate justice, racial justice, wage justice.
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Translations for justice
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- عدل, العدالةArabic
- justícia, justesaCatalan, Valencian
- ret, retfærdighedDanish
- justedad, justeza, justiciaSpanish
- داد, عدلPersian
- justice, conseillerFrench
- còirScottish Gaelic
- xusteza, xustizaGalician
- igazságszolgáltatás, pártatlanság, igazságosságHungarian
- 裁判官, 公正, 司法, 公平, 正義, 法官Japanese
- ចៅក្រម, យុត្តិធម៌, តុលាការ, សាលក្រម, ភាពត្រឹមត្រូវKhmer
- recht, rechtsbedeling, gerechtigheid, raadsheer, gerecht, justitie, rechtvaardigheid, berechtingDutch
- justesa, justíciaOccitan
- sprawiedliwość, sędziaPolish
- justiça, justezaPortuguese
- justețe, judecător, dreptate, justițieRomanian
- справедливость, юстиция, судья, правосудиеRussian
- правда, prȃvda, право, právoSerbo-Croatian
- pravica, pravičnostSlovene
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