Gate of justice

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Gate of justice a gate as of a city, temple, &c., where a sovereign or judge sat to dispense justice
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. geat, a way; Dut. gat, Ice. gat; not in Goth. and High Ger.; prob. related to get or gate.

Usage

In literature:

The little cortege was turning out of the great gates of the house of Justice.
"El Dorado" by Baroness Orczy
That act of justice ended, Henry mounted his warhorse and rode in at the gates.
"The Caged Lion" by Charlotte M. Yonge
When the religious ceremonies were concluded the court ascended to the stately palace of the Alhambra and entered by the great Gate of Justice.
"Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada" by Washington Irving
His cab had scarcely stopped at the gate of the Palais de Justice before he was in the courtyard and rushing towards the porch.
"The Widow Lerouge" by Emile Gaboriau
I entered the Alhambra by the Gate of Justice, which is a fine specimen of Moorish architecture, though of common red brick and mortar.
"The Lands of the Saracen" by Bayard Taylor
He knew that the gates of justice were closed, and that truth had fled from the scene.
"Salem Witchcraft, Volumes I and II" by Charles Upham
Close up the gates of the cutchery, that none escape; and ye officers of justice, be ready to answer as your names are called.
"The Pacha of Many Tales" by Frederick Marryat
The gate was opened by an old porter, who stared in astonishment when he beheld the functionaries of justice visiting that peaceful dwelling.
"Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf" by George W. M. Reynolds
On the morning of the eventful day I took my place, by Le Tellier's orders, about a hundred yards from the gates of the Palais de Justice.
"My Sword's My Fortune" by Herbert Hayens
While they stood irresolute in horror and alarm, an officer of justice, attended, came thundering at the gate.
"Tales from Blackwood" by Various
Further on, towards the Gate of Justice, is the Torre de los Siete Suelos, through which Boabdil is said to have made his last exit.
"Southern Spain" by A.F. Calvert
The city gate is the place of honor and of justice now, as it was thousands of years ago.
"From Egypt to Japan" by Henry M. Field
Justice demands a satisfaction for transgression, else the gate of reconciliation is closed for ever.
"Bible Emblems" by Edward E. Seelye
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In poetry:

Truth, Justice, God! Oh mighty faith,
To bear us up unharmed;
The gates of Hell may not prevail
Against a soul so armed.
"On A Picture Of Harvey Birch" by Anne C Lynch