justness

[juhst-nis]
noun
1.
the quality or state of being just, equitable, or right: His justness was never doubted.
2.
conformity to fact or rule; correctness; exactness.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English justnesse. See just1, -ness

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just
 
adj
1.  a.  fair or impartial in action or judgment
 b.  (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
 
adv
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
 a.  at the point of starting (to do something)
 b.  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
 a.  a very short time ago
 b.  at this moment
 c.  informal (South African) in a little while
18.  just on having reached exactly: it's just on five o'clock
19.  just so
 a.  an expression of complete agreement or of unwillingness to dissent
 b.  arranged with precision
 
[C14: from Latin jūstus righteous, from jūs justice]
 
usage  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
 
'justly
 
adv
 
'justness
 
n

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Example sentences
Researchers surveyed students, measuring their skepticism about global warming and their belief in the justness of the world.
Any claims regarding the justness or otherwise of society are nothing more than opinions.
The justness of it makes itself felt even by its opposers.
Mercy and justness call for helping victims or survivors of traumatic events.
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