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1. justice

noun. ['ˈdʒʌstəs, ˈdʒʌstɪs'] the quality of being just or fair.

Synonyms

  • rightfulness
  • right
  • righteousness
  • fairness
  • natural virtue
  • equity

Antonyms

  • inequity
  • unfairness
  • unrighteousness
  • wrongfulness
  • wrong

Etymology

  • justice (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • justise (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Justice

  • custis

How do you pronounce justice?

Pronounce justice as ˈʤəstɪs.

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Example sentences of the word justice


1. Noun, singular or mass
The duties of a justice of the peace differ according to state and municipality.

Quotes containing the word justice


1. My politics of optimism and hope still casts its lot with the Democrats - in the optimistic hope that the dying embers of its status as the party of our better angels, one that took risks for social justice, can still be fanned into a flame. But I'm an old man, born in 1969.
- Rick Perlstein

2. The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

3. All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
- Winston Churchill

2. justice

noun. ['ˈdʒʌstəs, ˈdʒʌstɪs'] judgment involved in the determination of rights and the assignment of rewards and punishments.

Synonyms

  • judicature
  • assessment
  • administration
  • judgement

Antonyms

  • uncommon
  • extraordinariness
  • extraordinary
  • layman

Etymology

  • justice (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • justise (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. justice

noun. ['ˈdʒʌstəs, ˈdʒʌstɪs'] a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice.

Synonyms

  • trial judge
  • trier
  • ordinary
  • alcalde
  • chief justice
  • magistrate
  • Daniel
  • judge
  • praetor
  • recorder
  • pretor
  • justiciar
  • doge
  • jurist
  • functionary
  • qadi
  • adjudicator
  • official

Antonyms

  • pass
  • approve
  • disapprove
  • reject

Etymology

  • justice (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • justise (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. Justice

noun. the United States federal department responsible for enforcing federal laws (including the enforcement of all civil rights legislation); created in 1870.

Synonyms

  • Drug Enforcement Agency
  • Marshals
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • DoJ
  • BoP
  • Department of Justice
  • National Institute of Justice
  • DEA
  • Bureau of Justice Statistics
  • FBI
  • executive department
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons
  • Drug Enforcement Administration
  • United States Marshals Service
  • BJA
  • BJS
  • NIJ
  • Justice Department
  • US Marshals Service
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