justice (draft)

noun \ ˈjə-stəs \

Definition of justice

  1. a : the maintenance or administration of what is just especially by the impartial adjustment of conflicting claims or the assignment of merited rewards or punishments meting out justice social justice b : judge a supreme court justice —used as a title Justice Marshall c : the administration of law a fugitive from justice; especially : the establishment or determination of rights according to the rules of law or equity a system of justice

  2. a : the quality of being just, impartial, or fair questioned the justice of the their decision b (1) : the principle or ideal of just dealing or right action (2) : conformity to this principle or ideal : righteousness the justice of their cause c : the quality of conforming to law

  3. : conformity to truth, fact, or reason : correctness admitted that there was much justice in these observations —T. L. Peacock

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