miscarriage of justice

Definition of miscarriage of justice

  1. :  an error made in a court of law that results in an innocent person being punished or a guilty person being free His conviction was a miscarriage of justice.

Word by Word Definitions

miscarriageplay
  1. :  corrupt or incompetent management

    :  a failure in the administration of justice

    :  spontaneous expulsion of a human fetus before it is viable and especially between the 12th and 28th weeks of gestation

justiceplay
  1. :  the maintenance or administration of what is just especially by the impartial adjustment of conflicting claims or the assignment of merited rewards or punishments

    :  judge

    :  the administration of law


Law Dictionary

miscarriage of justice

mis·car·riage of justice \ˌmis-ˈkar-ij-, ˈmis-ˌkar-\
  1. :  an error at trial that probably led to a less favorable outcome for the appealing party


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