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“miscarriage of justice” in British English

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miscarriage of justicenoun [ C ]

uk /mɪsˌkær.ɪdʒ əv ˈdʒʌs.tɪs/ us /mɪsˌker.ɪdʒ əv ˈdʒʌs.tɪs/

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.

(Definition of “miscarriage of justice” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“miscarriage of justice” in Business English

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miscarriage of justicenoun [ C ]

uk us plural miscarriages of justice LAW

a situation in which someone is punished by a court of law for a crime that they have not committed:

a grave/gross/serious miscarriage of justice The fact that Mr. Barron will spend eight more years in prison is a grave miscarriage of justice.
The family has suffered a miscarriage of justice.

(Definition of “miscarriage of justice” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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