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miscarriage of justice

noun [C]
 
 
( plural miscarriages of justice) LAW
a situation in which someone is punished by a court of law for a crime that they have not committed: a grave/gross/serious miscarriage of justice The fact that Mr. Barron will spend eight more years in prison is a grave miscarriage of justice. The family has suffered a miscarriage of justice.
Translations of “miscarriage of justice”
in Chinese (Traditional) 司法不公, 誤判…
in Chinese (Simplified) 审判不公, 误判…
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