justice


justice
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justices
1) N-UNCOUNT Justice is fairness in the way that people are treated.

He has a good overall sense of justice and fairness...

He only wants freedom, justice and equality...

There is no justice in this world!

2) N-UNCOUNT The justice of a cause, claim, or argument is its quality of being reasonable, fair, or right.

We are a minority and must win people round to the justice of our cause.

Syn:
legitimacy
3) N-UNCOUNT: oft N n Justice is the legal system that a country uses in order to deal with people who break the law.

Many in Toronto's black community feel that the justice system does not treat them fairly...

A lawyer is part of the machinery of justice.

4) N-COUNT A justice is a judge. [AM]

Thomas will be sworn in today as a justice on the Supreme Court.

5) N-TITLE Justice is used before the names of judges.

A preliminary hearing was due to start today before Mr Justice Hutchison, but was adjourned.

6) See also miscarriage of justice
7) PHRASE: V inflects If a criminal is brought to justice, he or she is punished for a crime by being arrested and tried in a court of law.

They demanded that those responsible be brought to justice...

She'd need proof to bring Jason to justice.

8) PHRASE: V inflects To do justice to a person or thing means to reproduce them accurately and show how good they are.

The photograph I had seen didn't do her justice...

Most TV sets don't have the sound quality to do justice to the music.

9) PHRASE: V inflects, usu PHR to n If you do justice to someone or something, you deal with them properly and completely.

No one article can ever do justice to the topic of fraud...

It is impossible here to do justice to the complex history of the Legion.

10) PHRASE: V inflects If you do yourself justice, you do something as well as you are capable of doing it.

I don't think he could do himself justice playing for England...

I don't think I can win, but I want to do myself justice.

11) PHRASE If you describe someone's treatment or punishment as rough justice, you mean that it is not given according to the law. [BRIT]

Trial by television makes for very rough justice indeed.

12) PHRASE: v-link PHR If you say that something is rough justice for someone, you mean that they have not been treated fairly. [BRIT]

It would have been rough justice had he been deprived of this important third European win.


English dictionary. 2008.

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