justice

Definitions

  • Justice. Neapolitan
    Justice. Neapolitan
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n justice judgment involved in the determination of rights and the assignment of rewards and punishments
    • n justice the quality of being just or fair
    • n Justice the United States federal department responsible for enforcing federal laws (including the enforcement of all civil rights legislation); created in 1870
    • n justice a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Based on a US Justice Department study conducted between 1992 and 1996, workplace violence troubles 1.7 million Americans a year. Number of workers attacked or threatened per thousand: Police officers: 306, Private security guards: 218, Taxi drivers: 184, Prison guards: 117, Bartenders: 91, Mental health professionals: 80, Gas station attendants: 79.
    • Justice A person duly commissioned to hold courts, or to try and decide controversies and administer justice.
    • Justice Agreeableness to right; equity; justness; as, the justice of a claim.
    • Justice 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.
    • Justice 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.""The king-becoming graces,
      As justice, verity, temperance, stableness, . . . I have no relish of them."
    • Justice 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."
    • v. t Justice To administer justice to.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Judy Scheindlin ("Judge Judy") has a $25,000,000 salary, while Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg has a $190,100 salary.
    • n justice Justness; the quality of being just; just conduct. Practical conformity to the laws and principles of right dealing; the rendering to every one of that which is his due; honesty; rectitude; uprightness; also, the ethical idea of just conduct, either of individuals or of communities; the moral principle which determines such conduct.
    • n justice Vindication of right; requital of desert; the assignment of merited reward or punishment; specifically, execution or vindication of law.
    • n justice Rights of jurisdiction.
    • n justice Jurisdiction; authority.
    • n justice Precision; justness; exactness.
    • n justice A person commissioned to hold court for the purpose of hearing complaints, trying and deciding cases, and administering justice; a judge or magistrate: generally in specific uses: as, a justice of the peace; the justices of the Supreme Court.
    • n justice Synonyms Right, Justice, Equity, Law; Justness, Justice. Right is the standard word for what ought to be. Justice and equity are essentially the same, expressing the working out of the principles of right under law, but law often contrary to justice or equity: hence the occasional remark, “That may be law, but it is not justice.” Law in such a case means the interpretation of written law by the courts. A court of equity deals with and corrects the injustice of the working of the law. Equity more expressively represents the idea of fairness, and justice that of sacred rights. (See just and honesty.) Justness has a field of meaning peculiar to itself, by which we speak of the justness of observations, criticisms, etc.—that is, their conformity to admitted principles. As to conformity to right, we use justice for the abstract quality, justice of the person, and justness of the thing. We speak of the justness of a cause, a claim, a plea, etc.
    • justice To administer justice to; deal with judicially; judge.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The seven virtues are prudence, courage, temperance, justice, faith, hope and charity.
    • n Justice jus′tis quality of being just: integrity: impartiality: desert: retribution: a judge: a magistrate
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Quotations

  • St. Augustine
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    “Charity is no substitute for justice withheld.”
  • Socrates
    Socrates
    “Nothing is to be preferred before justice.”
  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “The more laws the less justice.”
  • Sting
    Sting
    “Love is stronger than justice.”
  • Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
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    “The voice of the majority is no proof of justice.”
  • John Paul VI
    John Paul VI
    “To get Peace you must work for Justice.”

Idioms

Jersey justice - (UK) Jersey justice is very severe justice.
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Justice is blind - Justice is blind means that justice is impartial and objective.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. L. justitia, fr. justus, just. See Just (a.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. justitia.

Usage

In literature:

Oh, how sweet and great is even human justice!
"The Art of Disappearing" by John Talbot Smith
Justice will not be deaf to his appeal.
"Wood Rangers" by Mayne Reid
A grand idea, such as freedom or justice, is needful to kindle and sustain the fires of a high enthusiasm.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume II"
He looked to Kansas for justice, and lo!
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
Under the Conqueror they were expected to observe at least something of the rules of justice.
"A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
But to do the Pope justice, he is most unwearied in Christianizing his subjects after his own fashion.
"Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber" by James Aitken Wylie
Admitting the appeal to justice, it is, again, often urged that justice is opposed to the demand for equality.
"Social Rights and Duties, Volume I (of 2)" by Sir Leslie Stephen
We were as sure of her justice as of her affection.
"The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I." by Sir Leslie Stephen
It is but duty and justice; and justice to all is my motto.
"A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties" by Charles Major
Justice and other Pennsylvania friends.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
It is a violation of justice to apply to vicious women compulsory medical measures that are not applied to vicious men.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume V"
To realise justice is our prime concern as rational beings, and society is nothing but embodied justice.
"Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle" by H. N. Brailsford
Justice Willes, the son of Chief Justice Willes, had an offensive habit of interrupting counsel.
"Law and Laughter" by George Alexander Morton
Every religion must be tried at the bar of human justice, and stand or fall by the verdict there.
"Men, Women, and Gods" by Helen H. Gardener
But I see what you're driving at; and if I can illuminate the course of justice, you may command me.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XV" by Robert Louis Stevenson
It will do a little justice to me, who have not had too much justice done me.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Indeed, I must do ourselves the justice to say, that the few alterations we have made have been all very much for the better.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
They were even allowed to grant pardon to criminals, and to correct by their clemency the rigors of justice.
"An Essay on the Trial by Jury" by Lysander Spooner
But the best of it all is it's a slap in the face for the great snarling country justice.
"On the Heights" by Berthold Auerbach
B. Blackman, Justice of the Peace, upholder of the majesty of the law.
"The Broken Gate" by Emerson Hough
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In poetry:

'Tis justice that ensureth
To statutes, they shall last;
And liberty endureth
When tyrannies have passed.
"Our Warning" by Ernest Jones
Then, with her kindled pen,
For justice did she plead,
And light the torch of sentiment,
That every bondman freed.
"In Memory of Harriet Beecher Stowe" by George Hannibal Temple
Put by those righteous arrows, Lord,
Put even Thy justice by Thee;
So I come nigh Thee
As came the Magdalen to Thy feet.
"O Hide Me In Thy Love" by John Freeman
"Justice, O King, and on myself!
On this great sinner, who did break
The law, and by the law must die!
Vengeance, O King!"
"Stanzas In Memory Of The Author Of 'Obermann'" by Matthew Arnold
The Lord from his celestial throne
Looked down on things below,
To find the man that sought his grace,
Or did his justice know.
"Psalm 14 part 1" by Isaac Watts
O God, to whom revenge belongs,
"Proclaim thy wrath aloud;
Let sovereign power redress our wrongs,
Let justice smite the proud.
"Psalm 94 part 1" by Isaac Watts

In news:

In Kenya, Forced Male Circumcision and a Struggle for Justice.
Clayton and the Institute for Justice have filed a federal lawsuit seeking changes to Utah's hair-braiding regulations.
Acting Indiana chief justice picked to head court.
Indiana's acting chief justice will take over the state Supreme Court's top job.
A state panel voted today to make Brent Dickson Indiana's first new chief justice in 25 years.
(Lesson: When it comes to the minor leagues, big-league business trumps farm-league justice.
Justice Minister Judith Collins has backed a woman ordered out of court for breastfeeding , saying she "could not think of anywhere" it would be considered offensive.
In a 5-2 split decision, the justices have thrown out two provisions put into the law by the Conservative government's 2008 Tackling Violent Crime Act.
01 PM on June 27, 2012 by Bob Collins (8 Comments) Filed under: Crime and Justice.
Louis D Brandeis, Supreme Court Justice.
The justices appear unlikely to allow an obscure tax law to derail the case.
The Law and Justice Center Committee of the Livingston County Board met Tuesday afternoon to discuss project updates on both the Historic Livingston County Courthouse and the Law and Justice Center.
Chief Justice Warren Burger and newly appointed Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on the steps of the Supreme Court building, Washington, DC, September 1981.
Justice Antonin Scalia said he hasn't had a "falling out" with Chief Justice John Roberts over the Supreme Court's landmark 5-4 decision validating much of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
Justice Antonin Scalia said Wednesday he hasn't had a "falling out" with Chief Justice John Roberts over the Supreme Court's landmark 5-4 decision validating much of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
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In science:

Much of the work on cluster galaxies in subsequent decades – too much to do justice in this short review – was aimed at understanding the nature of these blue galaxies.
Formation and Evolution of Galaxies in Clusters
Neither the talk nor the written summary do justice to the total content of the individual contributions.
XXXVIIi\'eme Rencontres de Moriond: Electroweak 2002 Conference Summary
This plot does not do justice in my eyes to the role of the LHC.
LHC Symposium 2003: Summary Talk
It is this, that models with determining parts that uniquely determine each other, as do the classical ones, cannot do justice in nature.” “One might think that for anyone believing this, the classical models have played out their roles.
Quantum Computation and Quantum Information: Are They Related to Quantum Paradoxology?
Developing these methods to the point where they can in fact deal with (do justice to) the entire Gaia data set is a major undertaking, and needs to start now.
Concluding Remarks: Gaia and Astrophysics in 2015-2020
This paper will not attempt to cover the excellent plenary talks on spin structure nor can it do justice to all the excellent talks in the parallel session.
The QCD Spin Structure of Nucleons (Summary of Parallel Session 2)
Actually, for the geometry of the D/O configurations this was not totally evident, and the same is true for the open spectrum, due to an apparent mismatch in the fermionic content, but we would like to argue again that a proper account of tachyon condensation does justice to the equivalence.
Issues on tadpoles and vacuum redefinitions in String Theory
In coming to summarize this conference, it is obviously impossible to do justice to all the new results presented.
Quark Matter 2005: Experimental Conference Summary
Justice, editor, Maximum-Entropy and Bayesian methods in applied statistics.
Bayesian inference on compact binary inspiral gravitational radiation signals in interferometric data
Chiral Perturbation Theory (ChPT) is now a very large sub ject, no single review can do the entire field justice.
Chiral Perturbation Theory Beyond One Loop
No star of ours, gold or otherwise, could do him justice.
Astrophysics in 2006
Let us show the justice of the linear representations that similar to those (2.8) and (2.9).
Optimal control of a large dam, taking into account the water costs [New Edition]
Although we have mentioned the main original references, there are many more to which we can not and we are not making justice.
SU(N) gauge theories at large N
The choice is necessarily restricted (lack of space and personal expertise being the main constraints) and does not come close to doing justice to all the interesting physics which has been presented and discussed.
DIS96 - Summary
They describe a data analysis pipeline that does justice to the increases in both quality and quantity of data that upcoming redshift surveys will provide.
Princeton University Observatory Annual Report, 1997-98
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