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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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