Justice



the quality of being just; righteousness, equitableness, or moral rightness:
to uphold the justice of a cause.
rightfulness or lawfulness, as of a claim or title; justness of ground or reason:
to complain with justice.
the moral principle determining just conduct.
conformity to this principle, as manifested in conduct; just conduct, dealing, or treatment.
the administering of deserved punishment or reward.
the maintenance or administration of what is just by law, as by judicial or other proceedings:
a court of justice.
judgment of persons or causes by judicial process:
to administer justice in a community.
a judicial officer; a judge or magistrate.
(initial capital letter). Also called Justice Department. the Department of Justice.
bring to justice, to cause to come before a court for trial or to receive punishment for one’s misdeeds:
The murderer was brought to justice.
do justice,

to act or treat justly or fairly.
to appreciate properly:
We must see this play again to do it justice.
to acquit in accordance with one’s abilities or potentialities:
He finally got a role in which he could do himself justice as an actor.

Donald, born 1925, U.S. poet.
a town in NE Illinois.
Contemporary Examples

Trading Dime Bags for Salvador Dali Jason McGahan October 18, 2014
Supreme Court to Gay-Marriage Foes: Get Lost Jay Michaelson October 5, 2014
The Weirdest SCOTUS Gay Marriage Questions: Scalia, Thrusting, & More Melissa Leon March 27, 2013
Pablo Escobar’s Private Prison Is Now Run by Monks for Senior Citizens Jeff Campagna June 6, 2014
CIA Interrogation Chief: ‘Rectal Feeding,’ Broken Limbs Are News to Me Kimberly Dozier December 10, 2014

Historical Examples

Holy in Christ Andrew Murray
Explorations in Australia John Forrest
The Tyranny of Weakness Charles Neville Buck
Brave and Bold Horatio Alger
The Hearth-Stone Samuel Osgood

noun
the quality or fact of being just
(ethics)

the principle of fairness that like cases should be treated alike
a particular distribution of benefits and burdens fairly in accordance with a particular conception of what are to count as like cases
the principle that punishment should be proportionate to the offence

the administration of law according to prescribed and accepted principles
conformity to the law; legal validity
a judge of the Supreme Court of Judicature
short for justice of the peace
good reason (esp in the phrase with justice): he was disgusted by their behaviour, and with justice
do justice to

to show to full advantage: the picture did justice to her beauty
to show full appreciation of by action: he did justice to the meal
to treat or judge fairly

do oneself justice, to make full use of one’s abilities
bring to justice, to capture, try, and usually punish (a criminal, an outlaw, etc)
n.

see:

do justice to
miscarriage of justice
poetic justice

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