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justice

jus·tice

justice

 
pronunciation:
juh stihs
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the upholding of what is fair, just, and right.
The innocent prisoner was freed in the interest of justice.
synonyms:
fairness
antonyms:
injustice
similar words:
evenness, goodness, honesty, uprightness, virtue
definition 2: the giving out of something that is deserved; reward or punishment.
After many years, the wrongly accused man finally received justice.
similar words:
award, compensation, penalty, punishment, reward
definition 3: a person whose job is to decide questions brought before a court; judge.
Sandra Day O'Connor was the first female justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
synonyms:
judge
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