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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…
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