Definitions for justiceˈdʒʌs tɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jus•ticeˈdʒʌs tɪs(n.)

  1. the quality of being just; righteousness, equitableness, or moral rightness.

  2. rightfulness or lawfulness, as of a claim:

    to complain with justice.

  3. justness of ground or reason.

  4. the quality of being true or correct.

  5. the moral principle determining just conduct.

  6. conformity to this principle, as manifested in conduct; just dealing or treatment:

    to seek justice.

  7. the administering of deserved punishment or reward.

  8. the maintenance or administration of what is just according to law:

    a court of justice.

    Category: Law

  9. judgment of individuals or causes by judicial process:

    to administer justice .

    Category: Law

  10. a judicial officer; a judge or magistrate.

    Category: Law

Idioms for justice:

  1. bring to justice, to cause to come before a court for trial or to receive punishment for one's misdeeds.

    Category: Idiom

  2. do justice to, to act fairly toward. to appreciate properly. to reflect or express the worth of properly.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of justice:

1150–1200; ME < OF < L jūstitia=jūst(us)just1+-itia -ice

Princeton's WordNet

  1. justice, justness(noun)

    the quality of being just or fair

  2. justice(noun)

    judgment involved in the determination of rights and the assignment of rewards and punishments

  3. judge, justice, jurist(noun)

    a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice

  4. 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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. justice(noun)ˈdʒʌs tɪs

    ≠ injustice

    leaders calling for justice for the workers

  2. justiceˈdʒʌs tɪs

    the legal process in which people are tried for crimes, conflicts are settled, and civil rights are protected

    the justice system in the U.S.

  3. justiceˈdʒʌs tɪs

    to bring sb to be tried for a crime

    promises that the killer would be brought to justice

  4. justiceˈdʒʌs tɪs

    a judge in the U.S.

    the 9 Supreme Court Justices

Wiktionary

  1. justice(Noun)

    The state or characteristic of being just or fair.

  2. justice(Noun)

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

    Justice was served

  3. justice(Noun)

    Judgment and punishment of a party who has allegedly wronged (an)other(s).

    to demand justice

  4. justice(Noun)

    The civil power dealing with law.

  5. justice(Noun)

    A judge of certain courts. Also capitalized as a title.

    Mr. Justice Krever presides over the appellate court

  6. justice(Noun)

    Correctness, conforming to reality or rules.

  7. 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").

Webster Dictionary

  1. Justice(adj)

    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

  2. Justice(adj)

    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

  3. Justice(adj)

    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

  4. Justice(adj)

    agreeableness to right; equity; justness; as, the justice of a claim

  5. Justice(adj)

    a person duly commissioned to hold courts, or to try and decide controversies and administer justice

  6. Justice(verb)

    to administer justice to

Freebase

  1. Justice

    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.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Justice

    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

  1. justice

    A system of revenge where the State imitates the criminal.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. JUSTICE

    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

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'justice' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1522

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'justice' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2867

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'justice' in Nouns Frequency: #630


Translations for justice

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

justice(noun)

fairness or rightness in the treatment of other people

Everyone has a right to justice; I don't deserve to be punished; – where's your sense of justice?

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