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Meaning of “justice” in the English Dictionary

"justice" in British English

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justicenoun

uk   us   /ˈdʒʌs.tɪs/
  • justice noun (FAIRNESS)

B2 [U] fairness in the way ​people are ​dealt with: There's no justice in the ​world when ​people can be made to ​suffer like that. The ​winner has been ​disqualified for ​cheating, so justice has been done (= a ​fairsituation has been ​achieved).
Opposite

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  • justice noun (LAW)

B2 [U] the ​system of ​laws in a ​country that ​judges and ​punishespeople: the justice ​system in this ​country consists of a ​series of ​lawcourts at different ​levels. The ​police are doing all they can to bring those ​responsible for the ​bombing to justice. They are ​victims of a miscarriage of justice (= when the ​law has been ​carried out ​wrongly). He has been ​accused of obstructing the ​course of justice (= ​preventing the ​law being put into ​action).

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  • justice noun (JUDGE)

[C] US a ​judge in a ​lawcourt: The ​president is ​expected to ​name a new Supreme ​Court justice within the next few ​days. Justice Ben Overton [C] UK used before the ​name of a ​judge in the High ​Court: Mr Justice Ellis

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(Definition of justice from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"justice" in American English

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justicenoun

 us   /ˈdʒʌs·tɪs/
  • justice noun (FAIRNESS)

[U] the ​condition of being ​morallycorrect or ​fair: He ​accused the ​police of ​falsearrest and ​demanded justice.
  • justice noun (LAW)

[U] the ​system of ​laws by which ​people are ​judged and ​punished: the ​criminal justice ​system
  • justice noun (JUDGE)

[C] a ​judge, esp. of one of the ​highercourts of ​law: a justice of the US ​SupremeCourt
(Definition of justice from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"justice" in Business English

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justicenoun

uk   us   /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 ​highercourt: a Supreme Court/Chief Justice

Justicenoun

uk   us   /ˈdʒʌstɪs/ LAW
in the UK, a ​title used before the ​name of a ​judge in the High Court: Mr Justice Cooke
(Definition of justice from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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