justice Definition

  • 1the quality of being fair and reasonable
  • 2the administration of the law or authority in maintaining this

Using justice: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "justice" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The justice system is designed to ensure that everyone is treated equally under the law.

  • Example

    The judge's decision was based on a sense of justice and fairness.

  • Example

    The victims are seeking justice for the crimes committed against them.

justice Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms Using justice

  • punishment or treatment that is too severe or unfair


    The judge's sentence seemed like rough justice for such a minor crime.

  • the principle that justice should be determined by what is fair and reasonable according to nature and common sense, rather than by strict rules of law


    The court recognized the importance of natural justice in this case.

  • social justice

    the idea of creating a society that is based on equality and fairness for all people


    Many activists are fighting for social justice and equal rights for marginalized groups.

Phrases with justice

  • a situation in which someone gets what they deserve, especially when this seems to be deserved in an ironic way


    After years of cheating others, he finally lost everything. It was poetic justice.

  • to capture and punish someone who has committed a crime


    The police are working hard to bring the criminals to justice.

  • to represent or describe something accurately or adequately


    The photos don't do justice to the beauty of the landscape.

Origins of justice

from Old French 'justise', from Latin 'justitia', meaning 'righteousness, equity'


Summary: justice in Brief

The term 'justice' [ˈdʒʌstɪs] refers to the quality of being fair and reasonable, as well as the administration of the law or authority in maintaining this. It encompasses concepts like impartiality, righteousness, and rectitude, as well as phrases like 'poetic justice,' 'bring someone to justice,' and idioms like 'rough justice.' 'Justice' is often sought after by victims of crimes and those seeking equality and fairness in society.

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