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Justice

[juhs-tis] /ˈdʒʌs tɪs/
noun
1.
Donald, born 1925, U.S. poet.
2.
a town in NE Illinois.
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justice

/ˈdʒʌstɪs/
noun
1.
the quality or fact of being just
2.
(ethics)
  1. the principle of fairness that like cases should be treated alike
  2. a particular distribution of benefits and burdens fairly in accordance with a particular conception of what are to count as like cases
  3. 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.
7.
good reason (esp in the phrase with justice): he was disgusted by their behaviour, and with justice
8.
do justice to
  1. to show to full advantage: the picture did justice to her beauty
  2. to show full appreciation of by action: he did justice to the meal
  3. 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)
Word Origin
C12: from Old French, from Latin jūstitia, from justusjust
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Word Origin and History for donny justice

justice

n.

mid-12c., "the exercise of authority in vindication of right by assigning reward or punishment;" also "quality of being fair and just," from Old French justice "justice, legal rights, jurisdiction" (11c.), from Latin iustitia "righteousness, equity," from iustus "upright, just" (see just (adj.)). The Old French 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 "right order, equity" is late 14c. Justice of the peace first attested early 14c. In the Mercian hymns, Latin iustitia is glossed by Old English rehtwisnisse. To do justice to (someone or something) "render fully and fairly showing due appreciation" is from 1670s.

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donny justice in Culture

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.

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donny justice in the Bible

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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