Meaning of “poetic justice” in the English Dictionary

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poetic justicenoun [ U ]

us /poʊˌet̬·ɪk ˈdʒʌs·tɪs/

a punishment or a reward that you feel is just, esp. when it is unexpected or unusual

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

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