Meaning of “justice” in the English Dictionary

"justice" in British English

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justicenoun

uk /ˈdʒʌs.tɪs/ 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 fair situation has been achieved).
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justice noun (LAW)

B2 [ U ] the system of laws in a country that judges and punishes people:

the justice system in this country consists of a series of law courts 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 law court:

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 morally correct or fair:

He accused the police of false arrest 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 higher courts of law:

a justice of the US Supreme Court

(Definition of “justice” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"justice" in Business English

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justicenoun

uk /ˈdʒʌstɪs/ us 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.
a 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

Justicenoun

uk /ˈdʒʌstɪs/ us 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)