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miscarriage of justice

noun [C] uk   us  
a situation in which someone is punished by the law courts for a crime that they have not committed: Many people oppose the death penalty because of the possibility of miscarriages of justice.
Translations of “miscarriage of justice”
in Chinese (Traditional) 司法不公, 誤判…
in Chinese (Simplified) 审判不公, 误判…
(Definition of miscarriage of justice from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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