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Justice meaning

justice - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. the United States federal department responsible for enforcing federal laws ( including the enforcement of all civil rights legislation); created in 1870
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. 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 justice.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. Agreeableness to right; equity; justness; as, the justice of a claim.
  6. 6. A person duly commissioned to hold courts, or to try and decide controversies and administer justice.
  7. 7. To administer justice to.
  8. 8. The giving one's due; integrity; fairness; a magistrate; judge.

justice - examples of usage

  1. " Ay," said the Justice, " let him speak."
  2. If we had to put our case to the people, we should soon have justice done to us. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. If you had known even at this time the way of justice! - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
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