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").

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. justice

    The quality of being just and fair.

    Justice is so important for many.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 21, 2019  

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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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How to say justice in sign language?

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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. Gregory Kuykendall:

    It’s not a question of whether there really is a binding legal obligation or not; every justice in the Supreme Court agrees that there is, the only question is who is going to implement the legal mechanism to put it into place.

  2. Danny Cevallos:

    We know the reality of trying to play lawyer with the police, do you want to make a stand for justice or do you want to go home ? The way you show a police officer that they're wrong is not at the time of the traffic stop. It's later in court.

  3. Richard M. Nixon:

    I made my mistakes, but in all my years of public life, I have never profited from public service. I've earned every cent. And in all of my years in public life I have never obstructed justice. And I think, too, that I can say that in my years of public life that I welcome this kind of examination because people have got to know whether or not their President is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook. I've earned everything I've got.

  4. Sidney Huang:

    We really do not have any new information to share with Richard Liu, and honestly, we can not further comment, because it is important that we respect the due process of the US justice system.

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Every judicial verdict on whatever crime defines and describes the context and conception of the law and executes transparent justice accordingly. Whereas, the presiding judge and a panel of judges stay away from their personal feelings of perception, sympathy, anger, or revenge on any point and measure; otherwise, verdict falls under the failure of fair-decision and becomes morally and legally ineffective and invalid.

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