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[juhst] /dʒʌst/
noun, verb (used without object)
1.
Related forms
juster, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for justers

just

adjective (dʒʌst)
1.
  1. fair or impartial in action or judgment
  2. (as collective noun; preceded by the) the just
2.
conforming to high moral standards; honest
3.
consistent with justice a just action
4.
rightly applied or given; deserved a just reward
5.
legally valid; lawful a just inheritance
6.
well-founded; reasonable just criticism
7.
correct, accurate, or true a just account
adverb (dʒʌst; unstressed) (dʒəst)
8.
used with forms of have to indicate an action performed in the very recent past I have just closed the door
9.
at this very instant he's just coming in to land
10.
no more than; merely; only just an ordinary car
11.
exactly; precisely that's just what I mean
12.
by a small margin; barely he just got there in time
13.
(intensifier) it's just wonderful to see you
14.
(informal) indeed; with a vengeance isn't it just
15.
just about
  1. at the point of starting (to do something)
  2. very nearly; almost I've just about had enough
16.
just a moment, just a second, just a minute, an expression requesting the hearer to wait or pause for a brief period of time
17.
just now
  1. a very short time ago
  2. at this moment
  3. (South African, informal) in a little while
18.
just on, having reached exactly it's just on five o'clock
19.
just so
  1. an expression of complete agreement or of unwillingness to dissent
  2. arranged with precision
Derived Forms
justly, adverb
justness, noun
Usage note
The use of just with exactly (it's just exactly what they want) is redundant and should be avoided: it's exactly what they want
Word Origin
C14: from Latin jūstus righteous, from jūs justice
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Word Origin and History for justers
just
1382, "righteous in the eyes of God, upright and impartial," from O.Fr. just, from L. justus "upright, equitable," from jus (gen. juris) "right," especially "legal right, law," from O.Latin ious, perhaps lit. "sacred formula," a word peculiar to Latin (not general Italic) that originated in the religious cults, from PIE base *yewes- (cf. Avestan yaozda- "make ritually pure;" see jurist). The more mundane L. law-word lex covered specific laws as opposed to the body of laws
just
"merely, barely," 1665, from M.E. sense of "exactly, punctually" (c.1400), from just (adj.). Just-so story first attested 1902 in Kipling.
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Idioms and Phrases with justers
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