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noun justice pronunciation in British English /ˈdʒʌstɪs/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] 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
    1. a.
      the fact that something is reasonable and fair
      He appealed to their sense of justice.
      Campaigners are convinced of the justice of their cause.
  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 are determined to see justice done.
      Criminals with political connections sometimes escape justice.
  3. 3
    [countable] American a judge in a law court in the US
    1. a.


      used as a title before the name of a judge
      The trial judge, Mr Justice Mitchell, adjourned the proceedings.
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