Meaning of JUSTICE in English


n.1 just conduct.

2 fairness.

3 the exercise of authority in the maintenance of right.

4 judicial proceedings (was duly brought to justice; the Court of Justice).

5 a a magistrate. b a judge, esp. (in England) of the Supreme Court of Judicature.

Phrases and idioms:

do justice to treat fairly or appropriately; show due appreciation of. do oneself justice perform in a manner worthy of one's abilities. in justice to out of fairness to. Justice of the Peace an unpaid lay magistrate appointed to preserve the peace in a county, town, etc., hear minor cases, grant licenses, etc. Mr (or Mrs) Justice Brit. a form of address or reference to a Supreme Court Judge. with justice reasonably.


justiceship n. (in sense 5).

Etymology: ME f. OF f. L justitia (as JUST)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.