see also: Justice
  • IPA: /ˈdʒʌs.tɪs/


  1. The state or characteristic of being just or fair.
    the justice of a description
    • c. 1606, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Macbeth”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act I, scene vii]:
      This even-handed justice / Commends the ingredients of our poisoned chalice / To our own lips.
  2. The ideal of fairness, impartiality, etc., especially with regard to the punishment of wrongdoing.
    Justice was served.
  3. Judgment and punishment of a party who has allegedly wronged another.
    to demand justice
  4. The civil power dealing with law.
    Ministry of Justice
    the justice system
  5. A title given to judges of certain courts; capitalized as a title.
    Mr. Justice Krever presides over the appellate court
  6. Correctness, conforming to reality or rules.
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  • French: conseiller (rough equivalent)
  • Portuguese: chefe de justiça, ministro (rough equivalent)
  • Russian: судья́

justice (plural justices)

  1. The title of a justice of court.
Proper noun
  1. Surname
  2. A male given name from the abstract noun justice.
    • 1994 Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom, Abacus (1995), ISBN 0349106533, page 21:
      Justice, the elder, was his only son and heir to the Great Place, and Nomafu was the regent's daughter.

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