the quality or state of being just, equitable, or right: His justness was never doubted.
conformity to fact or rule; correctness; exactness.

Nearby words

  1. justinianian,
  2. justitia,
  3. justitia omnibus,
  4. justle,
  5. justly,
  6. jut,
  7. jute,
  8. jute board,
  9. jutes,
  10. jutish

Origin of justness

First recorded in 1400–50, justness is from the late Middle English word justnesse. See just1, -ness

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Word Origin and History for justness



early 15c., from just (adj.) + -ness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper