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justice (ˈdʒʌstɪs)
 
n
1.  the quality or fact of being just
2.  ethics
 a.  the principle of fairness that like cases should be treated alike
 b.  a particular distribution of benefits and burdens fairly in accordance with a particular conception of what are to count as like cases
 c.  the principle that punishment should be proportionate to the offence
3.  the administration of law according to prescribed and accepted principles
4.  conformity to the law; legal validity
5.  a judge of the Supreme Court of Judicature
6.  short for justice of the peace
7.  good reason (esp in the phrase with justice): he was disgusted by their behaviour, and with justice
8.  do justice to
 a.  to show to full advantage: the picture did justice to her beauty
 b.  to show full appreciation of by action: he did justice to the meal
 c.  to treat or judge fairly
9.  do oneself justice to make full use of one's abilities
10.  bring to justice to capture, try, and usually punish (a criminal, an outlaw, etc)
 
[C12: from Old French, from Latin jūstitia, from justusjust]

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Word Origin & History

justice
mid-12c., "the exercise of authority in vindication of right by assigning reward or punishment," from O.Fr. justise, from L. justitia "righteousness, equity," from justus "upright, just" (see just (adj.)). The O.Fr. word had widespread senses, including "uprightness, equity,
vindication of right, court of justice, judge." The word began to be used in English c.1200 as a title for a judicial officer. Meaning "the administration of law" is from c.1300. Justice of the peace first attested early 14c. In the Mercian hymns, L. justitia is glossed by O.E. rehtwisnisse.
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Cultural Dictionary

Justice definition


A figure in painting and sculpture that symbolizes the impartiality of true justice. The figure of Justice usually appears as a blindfolded woman with a scale in one hand and a sword in the other.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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Easton
Bible Dictionary

Justice definition


is rendering to every one that which is his due. It has been distinguished from equity in this respect, that while justice means merely the doing what positive law demands, equity means the doing of what is fair and right in every separate case.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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