justice noun (FAIRNESS)
There's no justice in the world when people can be made to suffer like that. 如果人們被迫遭受這樣的痛苦，那麼世上就沒有公平正義可言了。
The winner has been disqualified for cheating, so justice has been done (= a fair situation has been achieved). 獲勝者因舞弊而被取消了資格，正義得以伸張。
- What poetic justice that Collins has to go to court to plead to be allowed to die, just like his innocent victims pleaded to be allowed to live.
- That photo doesn't really do justice to her good looks.
- The final score doesn't do justice to our team's performance.
- She felt that her exam results didn't do her justice.
- The book presents a vision of a society based on equity and social justice.
justice noun (LAW)
the justice system in this country consists of a series of law courts at different levels. 這個國家的司法體系由各級法庭組成。
The police are doing all they can to bring those responsible for the bombing to justice. 警方正竭盡全力將爆炸案的涉案歹徒繩之以法。
They are victims of a miscarriage of justice (= when the law has been carried out wrongly). 他們是審判不公的受害者。
- The perpetrators of the massacre must be brought to justice as war criminals.
- We shall do everything necessary to bring the murderer to justice.
- The state must ensure the independence and impartiality of the justice system.
- The defendants are also accused of attempting to pervert the course of justice.
- Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were fugitives from justice .
justice noun (JUDGE)
The president is expected to name a new Supreme Court justice within the next few days. 預計總統會在未來幾天內任命一名新的最高法院法官。
Justice Ben Overton 班‧奧佛頓法官
Mr Justice Ellis 法官艾利斯先生
- Lord Justice Wallace is expected to deliver his verdict early next week.
- The re-trial will be heard before the justices.
- Justice Woolf is hearing the case in closed session.
- All but one of the justices agreed that the appeal should be dismissed.
- The Supreme Court of the United States has nine members - a chief justice and eight associate justices.