justice

justice
jus|tice
W2 [ˈdʒʌstıs] n
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1¦(system of judgement)¦
2¦(fairness)¦
3¦(being right)¦
4 do justice to somebody/something
5 do yourself justice
6 justice has been done/served
7¦(judge)¦
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[Date: 1100-1200; : Old French; Origin: Latin justitia, from justus; JUST2]
1.) ¦(SYSTEM OF JUDGEMENT)¦[U]
the system by which people are judged in courts of law and criminals are punished
a book on the criminal justice system
The killers will be brought to justice (=caught and punished) .
Acts of terrorism must not escape justice .
2.) ¦(FAIRNESS)¦[U]
fairness in the way people are treated
≠ ↑injustice
Children have a strong sense of justice .
His people came to him, demanding justice .
3.) ¦(BEING RIGHT)¦[U]
the quality of being right and deserving fair treatment
No one doubts the justice of our cause.
4.) do justice to sb/sth also do sb/sth justice
to treat or represent someone or something good, beautiful etc in a way that is as good as they deserve
The photo doesn't do her justice.
No words can do justice to the experience.
5.) do yourself justice
to do something such as a test well enough to show your real ability
Sara panicked in the exam and didn't do herself justice.
6.) justice has been done/served
used to say that someone has been treated fairly or has been given a punishment they deserve
7.) ¦(JUDGE)¦ also Justice
a) AmE a judge in a law court
b) BrE the title of a judge in the High Court
rough justice atrough1 (16)
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HINT sense 1
Do not use justice when you mean the laws of a country and the ways in which these laws operate. Use legal system: The jury plays an important role in the legal system.
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Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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