Justice

Definition of Justice

Jus´tice   Pronunciation: jŭs´tĭs
n.1.
1.The quality of being just; conformity to the principles of righteousness and rectitude in all things; strict performance of moral obligations; practical conformity to human or divine law; integrity in the dealings of men with each other; rectitude; equity; uprightness.
Justice and judgment are the haditation of thy throne.
- Ps. ixxxix. 11.
2.Conformity to truth and reality in expressing opinions and in conduct; fair representation of facts respecting merit or demerit; honesty; fidelity; impartiality; as, the justice of a description or of a judgment; historical justice.
3.The rendering to every one his due or right; just treatment; requital of desert; merited reward or punishment; that which is due to one's conduct or motives.
4.Agreeableness to right; equity; justness; as, the justice of a claim.
5.A person duly commissioned to hold courts, or to try and decide controversies and administer justice.
Bed of justice
See under Bed.
Chief justice
See in the Vocabulary.
Justice of the peace
(Law) a judicial officer or subordinate magistrate appointed for the conservation of the peace in a specified district, with other incidental powers specified in his commission. In the United States a justice of the peace has jurisdiction to adjudicate certain minor cases, commit offenders, officiate at marriages, etc.; abbreviated JP.
v. t.1.To administer justice to.

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