1. [ noun ] the quality of being just or fair
Synonyms: justness
Related terms: injustice righteousness natural_virtue right fairness
2. [ noun ] (law,work) the administration of law; the act of determining rights and assigning rewards or punishments
Synonyms: judicature

"justice deferred is justice denied"

Related terms: administration prejudice law
3. [ noun ] (law,work) a public official authorized to decide questions bought before a court of justice
Synonyms: judge magistrate jurist
Related terms: official adjudicator ordinary justice_of_the_peace trial_judge chief_justice praetor doge stipendiary recorder Daniel trier qadi samson justiciar decide
4. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 933
5. [ noun ] (law,government) the federal department responsible for enforcing federal laws (including the enforcement of all civil rights legislation); created in 1870
Synonyms: Department_of_Justice doj Justice_Department
Related terms: executive_department marshals dea bja bjs immigration_and_naturalization_service Federal_Bureau_of_Investigation bop national_institute_of_justice law legislation
Similar spelling:   justiciar