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justice

noun uk   /ˈdʒʌs.tɪs/ us  

justice noun (FAIRNESS)

B2 [U] fairness in the way people are dealt with: There's no justice in the world when people can be made to suffer like that. The winner has been disqualified for cheating, so justice has been done (= a fair situation has been achieved).
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justice noun (LAW)

B2 [U] the system of laws in a country that judges and punishes people: the justice system in this country consists of a series of law courts at different levels. The police are doing all they can to bring those responsible for the bombing to justice. They are victims of a miscarriage of justice (= when the law has been carried out wrongly). He has been accused of obstructing the course of justice (= preventing the law being put into action).
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justice noun (JUDGE)

[C] US a judge in a law court: The president is expected to name a new Supreme Court justice within the next few days. Justice Ben Overton [C] UK used before the name of a judge in the High Court : Mr Justice Ellis
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