They received justice in court.
the U.S. Department of Justice
criminals attempting to escape justice
The role of the courts is to dispense justice fairly to everyone.
She is a justice of the state supreme court.
I saw no justice in the court's decision.
We should strive to achieve justice for all people. See More
Recent Examples on the WebElsewhere, a federal civil rights case was filed last year against four Louisville, Kentucky, police officers over a drug raid that led to the death of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman whose fatal shooting helped fuel racial justice protests that swept the nation in 2020.—Adrian Sainz and Jonathan Mattise, Anchorage Daily News, 12 Sep. 2023 Less than two months later, he was charged following a federal investigation into his handling of classified documents (and what prosecutors say was a conspiracy to obstruct justice during the probe).—Virginia Chamlee, Peoplemag, 12 Sep. 2023 In theory, eight of the justices could collectively decide to strip another justice of their vote in the most extreme circumstances.—Matt Ford, The New Republic, 12 Sep. 2023 Those affected by disappearances and murders during Mr. Pinochet’s rule are still struggling for justice.—Naomi Larsson Piñeda, The Christian Science Monitor, 11 Sep. 2023 By tradition in Illinois, the outgoing Supreme Court justice selects their replacement, who then still must be approved by the full court.—Dan Petrella, Chicago Tribune, 11 Sep. 2023 That’s a particular challenge for health care and criminal justice agencies.—Todd Feathers, WIRED, 11 Sep. 2023 Rescheduling will have a broad range of benefits, including signaling to the criminal justice system that cannabis is a lower priority and providing a crucial economic lifeline to the cannabis industry.—CBS News, 31 Aug. 2023 Mildred Madison’s grandchildren have been active in several movements, including civil rights, Black Lives Matter, LGBTQ+ rights, Women’s March and environmental justice.—Detroit Free Press, 31 Aug. 2023 See More
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Middle English, from Anglo-French justise, from Latin justitia, from justus — see justentry 1