Definition of "justice" [jus•tice]

  • (noun) The quality of being just; fairness.
  • (noun) The principle of moral rightness; equity.
  • (noun) Conformity to moral rightness in action or attitude; righteousness.
  • (noun) The upholding of what is just, especially fair treatment and due reward in accordance with honor, standards, or law.
  • (noun) Law The administration and procedure of law.

Use "justice" in a sentence

  • "Callicles 'contempt for justice as normally understood turns out to involve four main ingredients: a critique of conventional justice, an account of ˜justice according to nature™, a theory of the virtues, and a hedonistic conception of the good."
  • "'Clapp, you can go,' said the Captain; and Mr. Numbers Clapp lost no time in conveying himself from the dangerous vicinity of justice; though such _justice_ as we here record, was not very dangerous to _him_."
  • "To particular justice belongs _justice of exchange, _ which he describes as "the habit of observing equality in commutations.""

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