the quality of being just; righteousness, equitableness, or moral rightness: to uphold the justice of a cause.
rightfulness or lawfulness, as of a claim or title; justness of ground or reason: to complain with justice.
the moral principle determining just conduct.
conformity to this principle, as manifested in conduct; just conduct, dealing, or treatment.
the administering of deserved punishment or reward.
the maintenance or administration of what is just by law, as by judicial or other proceedings: a court of justice.
judgment of persons or causes by judicial process: to administer justice in a community.
a judicial officer; a judge or magistrate.
(initial capital letter) Also called Justice Department. the Department of Justice.
bring to justice, to cause to come before a court for trial or to receive punishment for one's misdeeds: The murderer was brought to 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.