justice

Justice is the quality of being just or fair. Super heroes fight for justice because they want everything to be fair and not let bad guys win. Just ask Wonder Woman, Superman, or any other member of the Justice League.

Justice is usually associated with the law. A judge is also known as a justice, and the point of the law is to keep everything in a society fair according to society’s rules. Justice (capital “J”) is also the statue of a blindfolded woman holding scales and a sword. If something is brought to justice, the good guys have been rewarded and the bad guys punished — the scales are even.

DEFINITIONS OF: justice

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n the quality of being just or fair

Synonyms:
justness
Antonyms:
injustice, unjustness
the practice of being unjust or unfair
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equity, fairness
conformity with rules or standards
right, rightfulness
anything in accord with principles of justice
non-discrimination
fairness in treating people without prejudice
sportsmanship
fairness in following the rules of the game
Type of:
righteousness
adhering to moral principles
natural virtue
(scholasticism) one of the four virtues (prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance) derived from nature

n judgment involved in the determination of rights and the assignment of rewards and punishments

Types:
administration, judicature
the act of meting out justice according to the law
Type of:
assessment, judgement, judgment
the act of judging or assessing a person or situation or event

n a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice

Synonyms:
judge, jurist
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Samson
(Old Testament) a judge of Israel who performed herculean feats of strength against the Philistines until he was betrayed to them by his mistress Delilah
Warren Earl Burger
United States jurist appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court by Richard Nixon (1907-1995)
Salmon Portland Chase
United States politician and jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1808-1873)
Oliver Ellsworth
United States jurist and the third chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1745-1807)
Melville Weston Fuller
United States jurist and chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1833-1910)
Charles Evans Hughes
United States jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1862-1948)
John Jay
United States diplomat and jurist who negotiated peace treaties with Britain and served as the first chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1745-1829)
John Marshall
United States jurist; as chief justice of the Supreme Court he established the principles of United States constitutional law (1755-1835)
William Hubbs Rehnquist
United States jurist who served as an associate justice on the United States Supreme Court from 1972 until 1986, when he was appointed chief justice (born in 1924)
John Rutledge
United States jurist and second chief justice of the United States Supreme Court; he was appointed by George Washington and briefly served as chief justice but was ultimately rejected by the United States Senate (1739-1800)
Harlan Fisk Stone
United States jurist who was named chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1941 by Franklin D. Roosevelt (1872-1946)
William Howard Taft
27th President of the United States and later chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1857-1930)
Roger Brooke Taney
United States jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court; remembered for his ruling that slaves and their descendants have no rights as citizens (1777-1864)
Frederick Moore Vinson
United States jurist who served as chief justice of the Supreme Court (1890-1953)
Morrison Remick Waite
United States jurist who was appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1874 by President Grant (1816-1888)
Earl Warren
United States jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1891-1974)
Edward Douglas White Jr.
United States jurist appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1910 by President Taft; noted for his work on antitrust legislation (1845-1921)
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alcalde
a mayor or chief magistrate of a Spanish town
chief justice
the judge who presides over a supreme court
Daniel
a wise and upright judge
doge
formerly the chief magistrate in the republics of Venice and Genoa
justiciar, justiciary
formerly a high judicial officer
magistrate
a lay judge or civil authority who administers the law (especially one who conducts a court dealing with minor offenses)
ordinary
a judge of a probate court
praetor, pretor
an annually elected magistrate of the ancient Roman Republic
qadi
an Islamic judge
recorder
a barrister or solicitor who serves as part-time judge in towns or boroughs
trial judge
a judge in a trial court
trier
one (as a judge) who examines and settles a case
justice of the peace
a local magistrate with limited powers
stipendiary, stipendiary magistrate
(United Kingdom) a paid magistrate (appointed by the Home Secretary) dealing with police cases
Type of:
adjudicator
a person who studies and settles conflicts and disputes
functionary, official
a worker who holds or is invested with an office
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