What does justice mean?

Definitions for justice
ˈdʒʌs tɪsjus·tice

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word justice.

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

Wiktionary

  1. justice(Noun)

    The state or characteristic of being just or fair.

    Etymology: 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").

  2. justice(Noun)

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

    Justice was served

    Etymology: 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").

  3. justice(Noun)

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

    to demand justice

    Etymology: 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").

  4. justice(Noun)

    The civil power dealing with law.

    Etymology: 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").

  5. justice(Noun)

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

    Mr. Justice Krever presides over the appellate court

    Etymology: 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").

  6. justice(Noun)

    Correctness, conforming to reality or rules.

    Etymology: 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").

Wikipedia

  1. Justice

    Justice, in its broadest sense, is the principle that people receive that which they deserve, with the interpretation of what then constitutes "deserving" being impacted upon by numerous fields, with many differing viewpoints and perspectives, including the concepts of moral correctness based on ethics, rationality, law, religion, equity and fairness. Consequently, the application of justice differs in every culture. Early theories of justice were set out by the Ancient Greek philosophers Plato in his work The Republic, and Aristotle in his Nicomachean Ethics. Throughout history various theories have been established. Advocates of divine command theory argue that justice issues from God. In the 1600s, theorists like John Locke argued for the theory of natural law. Thinkers in the social contract tradition argued that justice is derived from the mutual agreement of everyone concerned. In the 1800s, utilitarian thinkers including John Stuart Mill argued that justice is based on the best outcomes for the greatest number of people. Theories of distributive justice concern what is to be distributed, between whom they are to be distributed, and what is the proper distribution. Egalitarians argued that justice can only exist within the coordinates of equality. John Rawls used a social contract argument to show that justice, and especially distributive justice, is a form of fairness. Property rights theorists (like Robert Nozick) also take a consequentialist view of distributive justice and argue that property rights-based justice maximizes the overall wealth of an economic system. Theories of retributive justice are concerned with punishment for wrongdoing. Restorative justice (also sometimes called "reparative justice") is an approach to justice that focuses on the needs of victims and offenders.

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Justice

    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. 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.

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Who Was Who?

  1. Justice

    Only a mythological character whose statue has been frequently erected. She had eye trouble. In the United States J. carried scales with a small statue of politics in one pan, and money in the other. Her statues in other countries are said to be different, although occasionally the little statues are found in the pans.

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

How to pronounce justice?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of justice in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of justice in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of justice in a Sentence

  1. Eugene Volokh:

    President Trump has the constitutional power to' nominate' Judge Barrett to be a Supreme Court Justice, and the Senate has the constitutional power to' consent' to Judge Barrett, that's all the Constitution says on the subject, and no precedents have added any extra requirements to that.

  2. Steve Scalise:

    It’s hard to speculate on rumors. But if something really formal happened from Justice, we would of course react and take action, there have been a few cases where members have had charges filed against them for various things and we’ve removed them from committees immediately.

  3. Pope Francis:

    We ask forgiveness for all the times that we, as Catholic Church, did not provide survivors of any kind of abuse compassion, to look for justice, and the truth, and concrete actions, so we ask forgiveness.

  4. Nancy Pelosi:

    They keep taking it to court and no, we're not going to wait until the courts decide, that might be information that's available to the Senate in terms of how far we go and when we go, but we can't wait for that because again it's a technique. It's obstruction of justice, obstruction of Congress, so we can not let their further obstruction of Congress be an impediment to our honoring our oath of office.

  5. Irakly Shotadze:

    I'm leaving my position and hope that justice will prevail.

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