Definition of miscarriage of justice in English:

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miscarriage of justice


A failure of a court or judicial system to attain the ends of justice, especially one that results in the conviction of an innocent person.
Example sentences
  • If the error is one of law, the onus will then shift to the Crown to demonstrate that the error did not result in a miscarriage of justice.
  • The Court is not convinced that any error resulting in a miscarriage of justice has been shown in this case.
  • He is seeking a certificate from the Court of Criminal Appeal to declare that the conviction was a miscarriage of justice.

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Syllabification: mis·car·riage of jus·tice

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