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justice/ˈʤʌstəs/noun
pluraljustices
justice
/ˈʤʌstəs/
noun
pluraljustices
Learner's definition of JUSTICE  
[noncount] : the process or result of using laws to fairly judge and punish crimes and criminals
◊ Someone who is brought to justice is arrested and punished for a crime in a court of law.
— see also poetic justice
[count]US : a judge in a court of law
— see also chief justice
   b Justice — used as a title for a judge (such as a judge of the U.S. Supreme Court)
[noncount] 
: the quality of being fair or just
   b : fair treatment

do justice

◊ To do justice to something or someone or to do someone or something justice is to treat or show something or someone in a way that is as good as it should be.

obstruction of justice

— see obstruction

pervert the course of justice

— see 1pervert
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