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justice

[ juhs-tis ]SEE DEFINITION OF justice
  • nounlawfulness, fairness
  • nounperson who oversees court of law

Synonyms for justice

  • authority
  • due process
  • honesty
  • integrity
  • law
  • right
  • truth
  • amends
  • appeal
  • authorization
  • charter
  • code
  • compensation
  • consideration
  • correction
  • credo
  • creed
  • decree
  • equity
  • evenness
  • hearing
  • impartiality
  • judicatory
  • judicature
  • justness
  • legality
  • legalization
  • legitimacy
  • litigation
  • penalty
  • reasonableness
  • recompense
  • rectitude
  • redress
  • reparation
  • review
  • rule
  • sanction
  • sentence
  • constitutionality
  • fair play
  • fair treatment
  • legal process
  • square deal
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Antonyms for justice

  • corruption
  • dishonesty
  • falsehood
  • award
  • refusal
  • reward
  • illegality
  • injustice
  • lawlessness
  • partiality
  • unethicalness
  • unfairness
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR JUSTICE

That you will take tea with us to-morrow evening, and help us do justice to them.

My object in calling upon him was to induce him to do me justice at last.

We did justice to the supper, as we had not had anything to eat for thirty-two hours.

To do him justice, he would have done almost as much for them,—for any of them.

They have claims on the magnanimity and, I may add, on the justice of this nation which we must all feel.

Calmness, justice, and consideration should characterize our diplomacy.

This act of justice has been unreasonably delayed in the case of some of them.

We wish peace, but we wish the peace of justice, the peace of righteousness.

But while we do justice to others, we must require that justice be done to us.

Indeed, Madam, you did me justice to say, I have no inclination to marry at all.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR JUSTICE

court

nounjudicial system
  • bar
  • bench
  • court of justice
  • forum
  • judge
  • justice
  • kangaroo court
  • law court
  • magistrate
  • seat of judgment
  • session
  • tribunal
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