justice

Definitions:

  • The quality of being just; fairness.
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  • The principle of moral rightness; decency.
  • Conformity to moral rightness in action or attitude; righteousness.
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  • The attainment of what is just, especially that which is fair, moral, right, merited, or in accordance with law.
  • The upholding of what is just, especially fair treatment and due reward in accordance with honor, standards, or law.
  • The administration, system, methods, or procedures of law.
  • Conformity to truth, fact, or sound reason.
  • A judge on the highest court of a government, such as a judge on the US Supreme Court.
  • (<em>do justice to</em>) To treat adequately, fairly, or with full appreciation.
  • Justness; the quality of being just; just conduct.
  • Vindication of right; requital of desert; the assignment of merited reward or punishment; specifically, execution or vindication of law.
  • Rights of jurisdiction.
  • Jurisdiction; authority.
  • Precision; justness; exactness.
  • A person commissioned to hold court for the purpose of hearing complaints, trying and deciding cases, and administering justice; a judge or magistrate: generally in specific uses: as, a <em>justice</em> of the peace; the <em>justices</em> of the Supreme Court.
  • <strong>Synonyms</strong> <em>Right, Justice, Equity</em>, <em>Law</em>; <em>Justness</em>, <em>Justice. Right</em> is the standard word for what ought to be. <em>Justice and equity</em> are essentially the same, expressing the working out of the principles of <em>right</em> under <em>law</em>, but <em>law</em> often contrary to justice or equity: hence the occasional remark, “That may be law, but it is not <em>justice.</em>” <em>Law</em> in such a case means the interpretation of written law by the courts. A court of <em>equity</em> deals with and corrects the <em>injustice</em> of the working of the <em>law. Equity</em> more expressively represents the idea of fairness, and <em>justice</em> that of sacred rights. (See <internalXref urlencoded="just">just</internalXref> and <em>honesty.</em>) <em>Justness</em> has a field of meaning peculiar to itself, by which we speak of the <em>justness</em> of observations, criticisms, etc.—that is, their conformity to admitted principles. As to conformity to right, we use <em>justice</em> for the abstract quality, <em>justice</em> of the person, and justness of the thing. We speak of the <em>justness</em> of a cause, a claim, a plea, etc.
  • To administer justice to; deal with judicially; judge.
  • To administer justice to.
  • 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.
  • Conformity to truth and reality in expressing opinions and in conduct; fair representation of facts respecting merit or demerit; honesty; fidelity; impartiality
  • 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.
  • Agreeableness to right; equity; justness.
  • A person duly commissioned to hold courts, or to try and decide controversies and administer justice.
  • See under <er>Bed</er>.
  • See in the Vocabulary.
  • a judicial officer or subordinate magistrate appointed for the conservation of the peace in a specified district, with other incidental powers specified in his commission. In the United States a justice of the peace has jurisdiction to adjudicate certain minor cases, commit offenders, officiate at marriages, etc.; abbreviated JP.
  • The state or characteristic of being <xref>just</xref> or <xref>fair</xref>.
  • The ideal of <xref>fairness</xref>, <xref>impartiality</xref>, etc., especially with regard to the <xref>punishment</xref> of <xref>wrongdoing</xref>.
  • <xref>Judgment</xref> and punishment of a party who has <xref>allegedly</xref> <xref>wronged</xref> (an)other(s).
  • The <xref>civil</xref> power dealing with <xref>law</xref>.
  • A <xref>judge</xref> of certain <xref>courts</xref>. Also <xref>capitalized</xref> as a title.
  • <xref>Correctness</xref>, <xref>conforming</xref> to reality or rules.
  • judgment involved in the determination of rights and the assignment of rewards and punishments
  • the quality of being just or fair
  • a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice
  • the United States federal department responsible for enforcing federal laws (including the enforcement of all civil rights legislation); created in 1870
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