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UK [ˈdʒʌstɪs] / US noun
Word forms "justice":
singular justice plural justices
1)
a) [uncountable] treatment of people that is fair and morally right

the struggle for freedom and justice

social justice:

a society based on democracy, peace, and social justice

b) the fact that something is reasonable and fair

He appealed to their sense of justice.

Campaigners are convinced of the justice of their cause.

2)
a) [uncountable] the legal process of judging and punishing people

the criminal justice system

a miscarriage of justice (= when the wrong person is punished):

one of the worst miscarriages of justice ever seen

b) a fair result or punishment from a law court

The family are determined to see justice done.

Criminals with political connections sometimes escape justice.

See:
3)
a) [countable] American a judge in a law court in the US
b) Justice used as a title before the name of a judge

The trial judge, Mr Justice Mitchell, adjourned the proceedings.

do someone/something justice — to show or emphasize all the good qualities of someone or something; to deal with something in the way that you should deal with it

I don't think your comments do him justice.

His attitude does not do justice to the debate.

there's no justice (in the world) — often humorous used for saying that something is not fair

I just assumed that life was fair, but of course there's no justice in this life.


English dictionary. 2014.

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