Idioms for justice
- to act or treat justly or fairly.
- to appreciate properly: We must see this play again to do it justice.
- to acquit in accordance with one's abilities or potentialities: He finally got a role in which he could do himself justice as an actor.
Origin of justice
OTHER WORDS FROM justicejus·tice·less, adjective
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Definition for justice (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for justice
He could order the Justice Department to begin the necessary regulatory work.Obama’s Pot Policy Is Refer Madness |James Poulos |January 5, 2015 |DAILY BEAST
We separate the search for justice from the search for truth at our peril.Bill de Blasio’s Tea Party Problem |Will Cain |December 30, 2014 |DAILY BEAST
Almost immediately, another group active at the protests called the Justice League snitches.De Blasio and the New York City Protesters Have No Blood on Their Hands |Jacob Siegel |December 22, 2014 |DAILY BEAST
"We're not anti-police, we're anti-police brutality," a member of the Justice League told the crowd, to cheers.Justice League Vigil for Slain NYPD Officers Asks Whose Life Matters |Olivia Nuzzi |December 22, 2014 |DAILY BEAST
Before their sitdown Friday, Justice League NYC had been demanding a meeting with the mayor for more than a week.NYC’s Garner Protesters vs. Pro-Cop Protesters |Jacob Siegel |December 20, 2014 |DAILY BEAST
To do him justice he was a well-built lad, and those who had seen him out on the river knew he could pull a good oar.The Eight-Oared Victors |Lester Chadwick
Julian, irritated by the whole circumstances of his detention, answered the Justice's interrogation in rather a lofty tone.Peveril of the Peak |Sir Walter Scott
On the contrary, His Imperial Majesty appeals to their sentiments of justice, and to the consciousness of their own dignity.The British Expedition to the Crimea |William Howard Russell
It was evident that the two officers of justice did not enjoy an unmarred serenity.The Knight of Malta |Eugene Sue
Justice is blind for the reason that some lawyers would give her a pain if she could see them.The Silly Syclopedia |Noah Lott
British Dictionary definitions for justice
- the principle of fairness that like cases should be treated alike
- a particular distribution of benefits and burdens fairly in accordance with a particular conception of what are to count as like cases
- the principle that punishment should be proportionate to the offence
- to show to full advantagethe picture did justice to her beauty
- to show full appreciation of by actionhe did justice to the meal
- to treat or judge fairly
Word Origin for justice
Cultural definitions for justice
A figure in painting and sculpture that symbolizes the impartiality of true justice. The figure of Justice usually appears as a blindfolded woman with a scale in one hand and a sword in the other.
Idioms and Phrases with justice
see do justice to; miscarriage of justice; poetic justice.