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English definition of “justice”

justice

noun
 
 
/ˈdʒʌstɪs/
FAIR BEHAVIOUR [U] B2 behaviour or treatment that is fair and morally correct: She tried to bring about fairness and justice for all. → Opposite injusticeJustice and fairness
LAW [U] B2 the system of laws that judges or punishes people: the criminal justice system Law courts
JUDGE [C] US someone who judges in a court of lawJudges and juries
bring sb to justice to catch a criminal and decide if they are guilty or notJustice and fairnessArresting and charging
do sb/sth justice; do justice to sb/sth to show the best or real qualities of something or someone: This postcard doesn't do justice to the wonderful scenery.Justice and fairness
(Definition of justice from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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