justice noun

1 fairness

ADJ. economic, natural, social | rough He saw it as rough justice when he got food poisoning from the stolen meat. | divine Some people saw the epidemic as divine justice.

VERB + JUSTICE ask for, want All I'm asking for is justice. | get | deny sb We have been denied justice for too long.

PHRASES a sense of justice The teacher's system of punishments appealed to the children's sense of justice.

2 law

ADJ. civil, criminal, juvenile

VERB + JUSTICE do Justice must be done in every case. | bring sb to | escape So far the robbers have escaped justice.

JUSTICE + NOUN department

PHRASES a miscarriage of justice He spent twenty years in prison as a result of a miscarriage of justice. | pervert the course of justice She was charged with perverting the course of justice after admitting to burning vital evidence.