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
  1. noun
    the quality of being just or fair
    synonyms: justness
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    injustice, unjustness
    the practice of being unjust or unfair
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    equity, fairness
    the quality of being fair, reasonable, or impartial
    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
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    righteousness
    the quality of adhering to moral principles
    natural virtue
    (scholasticism) one of the four virtues (prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance) derived from nature
  2. noun
    judgment involved in the determination of rights and the assignment of rewards and punishments
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    administration, judicature
    the act of meting out justice according to the law
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    assessment, judgement, judgment
    the act of judging or assessing a person or situation or event
  3. noun
    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
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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
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    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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