justice

[ juhs-tis ]
/ ˈdʒʌs tɪs /

noun

Idioms

    bring to justice, to cause to come before a court for trial or to receive punishment for one's misdeeds: The murderer was brought to justice.
    do justice,
    1. to act or treat justly or fairly.
    2. to appreciate properly: We must see this play again to do it justice.
    3. to acquit in accordance with one's abilities or potentialities: He finally got a role in which he could do himself justice as an actor.

Origin of justice

1150–1200; Middle English < Old French < Latin jūstitia, equivalent to jūst(us) just1 + -itia -ice

Related forms

jus·tice·less, adjective

Can be confused

judge justice (see synonym study at judge)

Definition for justice (2 of 2)

Justice

[ juhs-tis ]
/ ˈdʒʌs tɪs /

noun

Donald,1925–2004, U.S. poet.
a town in NE Illinois.
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British Dictionary definitions for justice

justice

/ (ˈdʒʌstɪs) /

noun

Word Origin for justice

C12: from Old French, from Latin jūstitia, from justus just
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Culture definitions for justice

Justice


A figure in painting and sculpture that symbolizes the impartiality of true justice. The figure of Justice usually appears as a blindfolded woman with a scale in one hand and a sword in the other.

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Idioms and Phrases with justice

justice


see do justice to; miscarriage of justice; poetic justice.

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