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Definition 1: judgment involved in the determination of rights and the assignment of rewards and punishments - [noun denoting act]

(justice is a kind of ...) the act of judging or assessing a person or situation or event

"they criticized my judgment of the contestants"

(... is a kind of justice ) the act of meting out justice according to the law

(justice is the domain which ... is member of) disadvantage by prejudice

Definition 2: the quality of being just or fair - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for justice in the sense of this definition

(justice is a kind of ...) adhering to moral principles

(justice is a kind of ...) (scholasticism) one of the four virtues (prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance) derived from nature

(... is a kind of justice ) conformity with rules or standards

"the judge recognized the fairness of my claim"

(... is a kind of justice ) anything in accord with principles of justice

"he feels he is in the right" "the rightfulness of his claim"

Definition 3: the United States federal department responsible for enforcing federal laws (including the enforcement of all civil rights legislation); created in 1870 - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for justice in the sense of this definition

(justice is a kind of ...) a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States

(justice is a part of ...) federal agency responsible for enforcing laws and regulations governing narcotics and controlled substances; goal is to immobilize drug trafficking organizations

(justice is a part of ...) the bureau in the Department of Justice that assists local criminal justice systems to reduce or prevent crime and violence and drug abuse

(justice is a part of ...) the agency in the Department of Justice that is the primary source of criminal justice statistics for federal and local policy makers

(justice is a part of ...) a federal law enforcement agency that is the principal investigative arm of the Department of Justice

(justice is a part of ...) the United States' oldest federal law enforcement agency is responsible today for protecting the Federal Judiciary and transporting federal prisoners and protecting federal witnesses and managing assets seized from criminals and generally ensuring the effective operation of the federal judicial system

(justice is a part of ...) the law enforcement agency of the Justice Department that operates a nationwide system of prisons and detention facilities to incarcerate inmates sentenced to imprisonment for federal crimes

(justice is a part of ...) the law enforcement agency that is the research and development branch of the Department of Justice

(justice belongs to category ...) law enacted by a legislative body

(justice belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 4: a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for justice in the sense of this definition

(justice is a kind of ...) a person who studies and settles conflicts and disputes

(justice is a kind of ...) a worker who holds or is invested with an office

(... is a kind of justice ) the judge who presides over a supreme court

(... is a kind of justice ) one (as a judge) who examines and settles a case

(... is a kind of justice ) a judge in a trial court

(... is a kind of justice ) a barrister or solicitor who serves as part-time judge in towns or boroughs

(... is a kind of justice ) an Islamic judge

(... is a kind of justice ) an annually elected magistrate of the ancient Roman Republic

(... is a kind of justice ) a judge of a probate court

(... is a kind of justice ) a mayor or chief magistrate of a Spanish town

(... is a kind of justice ) a lay judge or civil authority who administers the law (especially one who conducts a court dealing with minor offenses)

(... is a kind of justice ) formerly a high judicial officer

(... is a kind of justice ) formerly the chief magistrate in the republics of Venice and Genoa

(... is a kind of justice ) a wise and upright judge

"a Daniel come to judgment"

(... is an instance of justice) (Old Testament) a judge of Israel who performed herculean feats of strength against the Philistines until he was betrayed to them by his mistress Delilah

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