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adjective just pronunciation in British English /dʒʌst/
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  1. 1
    formal if a situation is just, everyone is treated equally and in a reasonable way
    Our goal is a just and lasting peace.
    a just society
    Few people think that the decision was just.
    1. a.
      morally right, or supported by a good reason
      Many Americans no longer viewed it as a just war.
      a just criticism of the failing health service
      just cause: The rebels believe they are fighting for a just cause.
  2. 2
    a just reward or punishment is one that is deserved
    The prize was a just reward for all their efforts.


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