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English Dictionary: Justice by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
justice
n
  1. the quality of being just or fair [syn: justice, justness]
    Antonym(s): injustice, unjustness
  2. judgment involved in the determination of rights and the assignment of rewards and punishments
  3. a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice
    Synonym(s): judge, justice, jurist
  4. the United States federal department responsible for enforcing federal laws (including the enforcement of all civil rights legislation); created in 1870
    Synonym(s): Department of Justice, Justice Department, Justice, DoJ
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Justice \Jus"tice\, n. [F., fr. L. justitia, fr. justus just.
      See {Just}, a.]
      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.
  
                     Justice and judgment are the haditation of thy
                     throne.                                             -- Ps. ixxxix.
                                                                              11.
  
                     The king-becoming graces, As justice, verity,
                     temperance, stableness, . . . I have no relish of
                     them.                                                -- Shak.
  
      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.
  
                     This even-handed justice Commends the ingredients of
                     our poisoned chalice To our own lips. -- Shak.
  
      4. Agreeableness to right; equity; justness; as, the justice
            of a claim.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Justice \Jus"tice\, v. t.
      To administer justice to. [Obs.] --Bacon.

From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
   Justice, IL (village, FIPS 38830)
      Location: 41.74640 N, 87.83552 W
      Population (1990): 11137 (4390 housing units)
      Area: 7.4 sq km (land), 0.1 sq km (water)
      Zip code(s): 60458

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:
   Justice
      is rendering to every one that which is his due. It has been
      distinguished from equity in this respect, that while justice
      means merely the doing what positive law demands, equity means
      the doing of what is fair and right in every separate case.
     
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