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  1. the federal department responsible for enforcing federal laws (including the enforcement of all civil rights legislation); created in 1870 Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a public official authorized to decide questions bought before a court of justice Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the administration of law; the act of determining rights and assigning rewards or punishments; "justice deferred is justice denied" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the quality of being just or fair Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the United States federal department responsible for enforcing federal laws (including the enforcement of all civil rights legislation); created in 1870 Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. A judge. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. The quality of being just; conformity to the principles of righteousness and rectitude in all things; strict performance of moral obligations; practical conformity to human or divine law; integrity in the dealings of men with each other; rectitude; equity; uprightness. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Conformity to truth and reality in expressing opinions and in conduct; fair representation of facts respecting merit or demerit; honesty; fidelity; impartiality; as, the justice of a description or of a judgment; historical justice. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. The rendering to every one his due or right; just treatment; requital of desert; merited reward or punishment; that which is due to one's conduct or motives. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Agreeableness to right; equity; justness; as, the justice of a claim. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A person duly commissioned to hold courts, or to try and decide controversies and administer justice. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To administer justice to. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. An interactive process whereby members of a community are concerned for the equality and rights of all. Medical Dictionary DB
  14. The quality of being fair; uprightness in dealing with others; absolute fairness; a judge or magistrate. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. Quality of being just: integrity: impartiality: desert: retribution: a judge: a magistrate: in the U.S. the term is applied to the lowest order of the judiciary-the local magistrates or Justices of the Peace, and to the highest -the Justices of State and Federal Supreme Courts; the intermediate county, circuit and district courts being presided over by judges. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. The giving one's due; integrity; fairness; a magistrate; judge. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. Conformity to the principles of right; honesty; impartiality. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. Justness; giving or rendering to every one what is his due; rectitude in the dealings of men with each other; honesty; accordance with truth or fact; impartiality; agreeableness to right; just desert; a person commissioned to hold courts, or to try and decide controversies, and administer justice to individuals. Justices of the Peace, persons of property and credit appointed by royal commission to keep the peace of the county where they are resident. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. Conduct in accordance with law, human or divine; the giving to every one what is his due; merited punishment; impartiality; equity; one commissioned to hold courts and administer justice; a judge; a magistrate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. is rendering to every one that which is his due. It has been distinguished from equity in this respect, that while justice means merely the doing what positive law demands, equity means the doing of what is fair and right in every separate case. biblestudytools.com
  21. jus'tis, n. quality of being just: integrity: impartiality: desert: retribution: a judge: a magistrate.--ns. JUS'TICESHIP, office or dignity of a justice or judge; JUSTIC'IARY, JUSTIC'IAR, an administrator of justice: a chief-justice.--JUSTICE OF THE PEACE (abb. J.P.), an inferior magistrate; JUSTICES' JUSTICE, a term sarcastically applied to the kind of justice sometimes administered by the unpaid and amateur magistracy of England.--LORD CHIEF-JUSTICE, the chief judge of the King's (or Queen's) Bench Division of the High Court of Justice; LORD JUSTICE-CLERK, the Scottish judge ranking next to the Lord-Justice-general, presiding over the Outer House or Second Division of the Court of Session, vice-president of the High Court of Justiciary; LORD JUSTICE-GENERAL, the highest judge in Scotland, called also the Lord President of the Court of Session.--HIGH COURT OF JUSTICIARY, the supreme criminal court of justice in Scotland. [Fr.,--L. justitia.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  22. Just conduct; fairness; exercise of authority in maintenance of right; poetical j. (ideal, as shown in poem &c.); judicial proceedings, as Court of J.; magistrate; judge, esp. (in England) of Supreme Court of judicature, whence justiceship n.; J. of the Peace, inferior magistrate appointed to preserve peace in county, town, &c.; do j. to, treat fairly, show due appreciation of; do oneself j., perform worthily of one\'s abilities. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  23. n. [Latin] Quality of being just ; the rendering to every one his due, right, or desert ; - conformity to truth and reality ; fair representation of facts respecting merit or demerit ; impartiality ; - just treatment ; merited reward or punishment ; - agreeableness to right ; equality ; justness. A person duly commissioned to hold courts, or to try and decide controversies and administer justice. Cabinet Dictionary
  24. The virtue by which we give to every man what is his due; vindicative retribution, punishment; right, assertion of right; one deputed by the king to do right by way of judgment. Complete Dictionary

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