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noun American English pronunciation: justice /ˈdʒʌstɪs/ 
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pluraljustices
  1. 1
    [uncountable] the fact that something is reasonable and fair

    He appealed to their sense of justice.

    Campaigners are convinced of the justice of their cause.

    1. a.
      treatment of people that is fair and morally right

      the struggle for freedom and justice

      social justice:

      a society based on democracy, peace, and social justice

  2. 2
    [uncountable] the legal process of judging and punishing people

    the criminal justice system

    a miscarriage of justice (=when the wrong person is punished):

    one of the worst miscarriages of justice ever seen

    1. a.
      a fair result or punishment from a law court

      The family is determined to see justice done.

      Criminals with political connections sometimes escape justice.

      obstruct justice (=prevent the legal process of justice):

      She was accused of attempting to obstruct justice.

      See also  pervert1

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