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Definition of Justice

Justice

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Agreeableness to right; equity; justness; as, the justice of a claim.
  5. A person duly commissioned to hold courts, or to try and decide controversies and administer justice.
  6. To administer justice to.

Justice Quotations

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it.
Malcolm X

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.
Aristotle
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Justice Translations

justice in Afrikaans is geregtigheid
justice in Dutch is gerechtigheid
justice in Dutch is Justitia
justice in Dutch is billijkheid
justice in German is Gerechtigkeit, Justiz, Gerechtigkeit
justice in Italian is giustizia, giustizia
justice in Latin is ius iuris, aequitas, equitas, iustitia
justice in Norwegian is berettigelse, rettferdighet