Definition of justice in English:
1Just behavior or treatment: a concern for justice, peace, and genuine respect for people
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- Instead, he has pushed the church away from social justice and peace concerns.
- It holds centuries of legal records encompassing the principles of social justice and moral values.
- This concern for social justice, in turn, creates a norm within congregations that is supported and nourished by the congregants.
1.1The quality of being fair and reasonable: the justice of his case
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- Others will grant authority to the use of force if it falls within bounds of justice and reason.
- This is not justice or fair criticism - it is hypocrisy and double standard.
- An oft-repeated maxim was that reason and justice are to be accorded more regard than mere texts.
1.2The administration of the law or authority in maintaining this: a tragic miscarriage of justice
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- That lack of specific focus is necessary to maintain public confidence in the administration of justice.
- What impact does that kind of tactical use by corporations have on the administration of justice?
- The evidence was critical in relation to a serious charge and the administration of justice would be held in disrepute if the evidence was not admitted.
1.3 (Justice) The personification of justice, usually a blindfolded woman holding scales and a sword.
- I think the scales of justice might be a tad lopsided here.
- Well, huge undertaking or not, something is definitely tipping the scales of justice in the favor of celebrities lately.
- As a visual allusion to the scales of justice, the poster sets up an either/or relationship between Christ and the law.
2A judge or magistrate, in particular a judge of the supreme court of a country or state.
- It is, therefore, a matter of public interest who becomes judges of the lower courts and justices of the Supreme Court.
- Such a writ can only be granted with the agreement of four justices of the Supreme Court.
- The judicial branch includes a supreme court with justices appointed by the president.
bring someone to justice
- Arrest someone for a crime and ensure that they are tried in court.Example sentences
- If, indeed, the perpetrators of last week's attacks are part of a global network, it will require a coordinated international law enforcement effort to bring them to justice.
- It is impossible to sue the true perpetrators and bring them to justice.
- The general public therefore has no role to play in tracking down these people and bringing them to justice.
do oneself justice
- Perform as well as one is able to.Example sentences
- So I just hope our lads can perform and do themselves justice on the day.
- Would we do ourselves justice and would be able to repay Tim, Martin and Rachel with the thanks they deserved: an Oxford win.
- ‘I don't know if I'll be able to do myself justice,’ he mused before craftily adding: ‘At least it's another week's work and another paycheque.’
do someone/something justice (or do justice to someone/something)
- Do, treat, or represent with due fairness or appreciation: the brief menu does not do justice to the foodMore example sentences
- There's no way to do it justice with words, so I'll do it justice with photos instead.
- It's rare to get a house with a design like this and in fairness the design doesn't do it justice… you need to see it up close.
- I have no concerns about playing the part, only about doing the storyline justice and playing it sensitively.
in justice to
- Out of fairness to: I say this in justice to both of youMore example sentences
- And yet there comes a point when, in justice to the man himself and the enormous contribution he had made to church and world, retirement might be in everyone's interest.
- Mr. Woodhead the defence counsel, concluded, ‘If the Bench tell me that there is a sufficient ‘prima facie’ made out, I shall, in justice to the prisoners, reserve what defence I may have until the trial
- Not, as your dear little daughter there seems to think, because I am greedy, but because I am always punctual, in justice to the cook.
- see rough.
- sense 2.Example sentences
- Subsequently, under William Rehnquist's chief justiceship a narrow majority on the Court resuscitated states' rights for some purposes, but it was not clear how durable these decisions would be.
- Later, Johnson said, ‘I made him take the justiceship.’
- Finally, he will move away from the imperial chief justiceship established by his mentor Rehnquist and will rule the court with less of an iron hand.
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