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"miscarriage of justice" in British English

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miscarriage of justicenoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​situation in which someone is ​punished by the ​lawcourts for a ​crime that they have not ​committed: Many ​peopleoppose the ​deathpenalty because of the ​possibility of ​miscarriages of ​justice.
(Definition of miscarriage of justice from the Cambridge Advanced Learners 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)
Translations of “miscarriage of justice”
in Chinese (Simplified) 审判不公, 误判…
in Chinese (Traditional) 司法不公, 誤判…
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