miscarriage of justice


Definition of miscarriage of justice

: an outcome in a judicial proceeding that is unjust especially : 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.

First Known Use of miscarriage of justice

1819, in the meaning defined above

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“Miscarriage of justice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miscarriage%20of%20justice. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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miscarriage of justice

mis·​car·​riage of justice | \ ˌmis-ˈkar-ij-, ˈmis-ˌkar- \

Legal Definition of miscarriage of justice

: an error at trial that probably led to a less favorable outcome for the appealing party

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