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justice

noun     /ˈdʒʌstɪs/ LAW
[U] the system of laws within a country or state by which people are judged and punished : The decision was welcomed as a great day for the British justice system . Prosecutors alleged that she had obstructed justice by lying to investigators . local / international justicea miscarriage/obstruction of justice Under the new scheme , victims of miscarriages of justice would be entitled to compensation . [U] the quality of being fair and right : justice for sb We want justice for those who have suffered because of the company's actions . social / racial justice
[C] in the US, a judge in a court of law , especially a higher court : a Supreme Court / Chief Justice
(Definition of justice noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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