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Meaning of JUSTICE

Pronunciation:  'justis, 'justis

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the administration of law; the act of determining rights and assigning rewards or punishments; "justice deferred is justice denied"
  2. [n]  the quality of being just or fair
  3. [n]  the federal department responsible for enforcing federal laws (including the enforcement of all civil rights legislation); created in 1870
  4. [n]  a public official authorized to decide questions bought before a court of justice

JUSTICE is a 7 letter word that starts with J.


 Synonyms: Department of Justice, judge, judicature, jurist, Justice Department, justness, magistrate
 Antonyms: injustice, unjustness
 See Also: adjudicator, administration, chief justice, Daniel, disposal, doge, equity, executive department, fairness, FBI, Federal Bureau of Investigation, functionary, justice of the peace, justiciar, justiciary, natural virtue, official, ordinary, praetor, pretor, recorder, right, righteousness, rightfulness, Samson, stipendiary, stipendiary magistrate, trial judge, trier



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Jus"tice\, n. [F., fr. L. justitia, fr. justus just.
    See {Just}, a.]
    1. The quality of being just; conformity to the principles of
       righteousness and rectitude in all things; strict
       performance of moral obligations; practical conformity to
       human or divine law; integrity in the dealings of men with
       each other; rectitude; equity; uprightness.
             Justice and judgment are the haditation of thy
             throne.                               -- Ps. ixxxix.
             The king-becoming graces, As justice, verity,
             temperance, stableness, . . . I have no relish of
             them.                                 -- Shak.
    2. Conformity to truth and reality in expressing opinions and
       in conduct; fair representation of facts respecting merit
       or demerit; honesty; fidelity; impartiality; as, the
       justice of a description or of a judgment; historical
    3. The rendering to every one his due or right; just
       treatment; requital of desert; merited reward or
       punishment; that which is due to one's conduct or motives.
             This even-handed justice Commends the ingredients of
             our poisoned chalice To our own lips. -- Shak.
    4. Agreeableness to right; equity; justness; as, the justice
       of a claim.
    5. A person duly commissioned to hold courts, or to try and
       decide controversies and administer justice.
    Note: This title is given to the judges of the common law
          courts in England and in the United States, and extends
          to judicial officers and magistrates of every grade.
    {Bed of justice}. See under {Bed}.
    {Chief justice}. See in the Vocabulary.
    {Justice of the peace} (Law), a judicial officer or
       subordinate magistrate appointed for the conservation of
       the peace in a specified district, with other incidental
       powers specified in his commission. In the United States a
       justice of the peace has jurisdiction to adjudicate
       certain minor cases, commit offenders, etc.
    Syn: Equity; law; right; rectitude; honesty; integrity;
         uprightness; fairness; impartiality.
    Usage: {Justice}, {Equity}, {Law}. Justice and equity are the
           same; but human laws, though designed to secure
           justice, are of necessity imperfect, and hence what is
           strictly legal is at times far from being equitable or
           just. Here a court of equity comes in to redress the
           grievances. It does so, as distinguished from courts
           of law; and as the latter are often styled courts of
           justice, some have fancied that there is in this case
           a conflict between justice and equity. The real
           conflict is against the working of the law; this a
           court of equity brings into accordance with the claims
           of justice. It would be an unfortunate use of language
           which should lead any one to imagine he might have
           justice on his side while practicing iniquity
           (inequity). {Justice}, {Rectitude}. Rectitude, in its
           widest sense, is one of the most comprehensive words
           in our language, denoting absolute conformity to the
           rule of right in principle and practice. Justice
           refers more especially to the carrying out of law, and
           has been considered by moralists as of three kinds:
           (1) Commutative justice, which gives every man his own
           property, including things pledged by promise. (2)
           Distributive justice, which gives every man his exact
           deserts. (3) General justice, which carries out all
           the ends of law, though not in every case through the
           precise channels of commutative or distributive
           justice; as we see often done by a parent or a ruler
           in his dealings with those who are subject to his
  2. \Jus"tice\, v. t.
    To administer justice to. [Obs.] --Bacon.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you demand justice means that you are threatened with embarrassment from false statements and accusations. Dreaming that others demand justice from you means your conduct and reputation are being questioned.
Easton Bible Dictionary

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.

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