Translation of "justice" - English-German dictionary


noun /ˈdʒastis/

fairness or rightness in the treatment of other people

die Gerechtigkeit
Everyone has a right to justice
I don’t deserve to be punished – where’s your sense of justice?

the law or the administration of it

das Recht
Their dispute had to be settled in a court of justice.

a judge

der Richter
Justice Richardson will be overseeing the case.
bring to justice

to arrest, try and sentence (a criminal)

vor Gericht bringen
The murderer escaped, but was finally brought to justice.
do (also justice / do justice to)

to treat fairly or properly

Gerechtigkeit widerfahren lassen
It would not be doing him justice to call him lazy when he’s so ill.

to fulfil the highest possibilities of; to get the best results from; to show fully or fairly

gerecht werden
I was so tired that I didn’t do myself justice in the exam.
in justice to (also to do, justice)

if one must be fair (to him, her etc)

Gerechtigkeit widerfahren lassen
To do her justice, I must admit that she was only trying to help when she broke the cup.

(Translation of “justice” from the PASSWORD English–German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)