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Definition of the noun justice

What does justice mean as a name of something?

Justice is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural:

  • justice: justices
  • Justice: -

  1. the quality of being just or fair
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of justice: justness
    • antonym of justice: injustice
    • more generic terms: righteousness = adhering to moral principles; natural virtue = one of the four virtues (prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance) derived from nature
    • more specific words:
  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
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonyms of justice: judge / jurist
    • more generic words: adjudicator = a person who studies and settles conflicts and disputes; functionary / official = a worker who holds or is invested with an office
    • more specific terms:
      • alcalde = a mayor or chief magistrate of a Spanish town
      • chief justice = the judge who presides over a supreme court
      • Daniel = a wise and upright judge
      • doge = formerly the chief magistrate in the republics of Venice and Genoa
      • justiciary / justiciar = formerly a high judicial officer
      • magistrate = a lay judge or civil authority who administers the law
      • ordinary = a judge of a probate court
      • praetor / pretor = an annually elected magistrate of the ancient Roman Republic
      • qadi = an Islamic judge
      • recorder = a barrister or solicitor who serves as part-time judge in towns or boroughs
      • trial judge = a judge in a trial court
      • trier = one (as a judge) who examines and settles a case
    • instance: Samson = a judge of Israel who performed herculean feats of strength against the Philistines until he was betrayed to them by his mistress Delilah
  4. the United States federal department responsible for enforcing federal laws (including the enforcement of all civil rights legislation); created in 1870


  1. "Justice" a.k.a. "Seeking Justice" is a 2011 action-thriller starring Nicolas Cage, January Jones and Guy Pearce. The film was directed by Roger Donaldson and produced by Tobey Maguire, Ram Bergman and James D. Stern. Filming took place in New Orleans, Louisiana. The first trailer was released in September 2011.
  2. "Justice" a.k.a. "Inquilaab" is a Bollywood Hindi movie starring Amitabh Bachchan, Sridevi, C.S. Dubey, Utpal Dutt, Iftekhar, Shafi Inamdar, T.P. Jain, Pinchoo Kapoor, Satyendra Kapoor, Shakti Kapoor, Kader Khan, Viju Khote, Ram Mohan, Purnima, Jagdish Raj & Ranjeet. The year which Inquilaab released was when Amitabh Bachchan began politics. It is a remake of Kannada film Chakravyuha.
  3. "Justice" is a 1993 German-language film directed by Hans W. Geißendörfer. It was an international co-production between Germany and Switzerland. Based on the 1985 novel The Execution of Justice by Friedrich Dürrenmatt, the film was chosen as Germany's official submission to the 66th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, but did not manage to receive a nomination.
  4. "Justice" is a 2003 comedy drama film written and directed by Evan Oppenheimer.
  5. "Justice" is an award-nominated film, written and directed by Jeanne-Marie Almonor & John Shulman.
  6. "Justice" is a 2004 documentary film directed by Maria Ramos.
    • countries: Netherlands, Brazil
    • language: Portuguese Language
    • genre: Documentary film
    • released on (11 years ago)
  7. "Justice" is an award-winning film, directed by Steven Scarborough.
  8. "Justice" is a 1917 British silent crime film directed by Maurice Elvey and starring Gerald du Maurier, Hilda Moore and Lilian Braithwaite. It was based on the 1910 play Justice by John Galsworthy.
  9. "Justice" a.k.a. "Backlash" is a 1999 thriller crime drama film written by Jack Ersgard, Tom Scorza and directed by Jack Ersgard.
  10. "Justice" is a short film by director Yukisada Isao. It stars Tsumabuki Satoshi as Tojo, Christian Storms as Mr. Robert, Ayase Haruka as Hoshi, and Arai Hirofumi as Itadaki. The movie was released by Sega/Amuse as part of the Jam Films collection.
  11. "Justice" is a film, directed by Kedar Kapoor.
    • country: India
    • language: Hindi Language
    • starring: Kamal Tiwari
    • genres: Bollywood, World cinema


  1. Justice is a fictional character from 2001 romantic comedy film The Wedding Planner.
  2. Justice is a fictional character from Conspiracy X.
  3. Justice is a fictional character from the 2011 film Cloudburst.
  4. Justice is a fictional character from the 1940 film "River's End".
  5. Justice is a fictional character from the 1957 film Designing Woman.
  6. Justice is a fictional character from the 2008 film North Starr.
  7. Justice is a fictional character from the 1999 film Goosed.
  8. Justice is a fictional character from the 1996 film Head of the Family.
  9. Justice is a fictional character from the 2001 film Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.
  10. Justice is a fictional character from the 2002 film The Bacchae.
  11. Justice is a fictional character from the 2011 film Killer Elite.
  12. Justice is a fictional character from the 1917 silent film National Red Cross Pageant.
  13. Justice is a fictional character from the 2013 film Code Name: Justice.
  14. Justice is a fictional character from the 2005 film Get Rich or Die Tryin'.
  15. Justice is a fictional character from the 2009 film The River Within.
  16. Justice is a fictional character from the 2013 film Undefiled.
  17. Justice is a fictional film character.
  18. Justice is a fictional film character.
  19. Justice is a fictional film character.

There are other characters with in their name, like Mr. Justice, Tall Justice, Chief Justice, David Justice, Hooded Justice, Justice Chowdary, Buford T. Justice, Justice of the Peace, 1st Supreme Court Justice, 2nd Supreme Court Justice, 5th Supreme Court Justice, Sixth Supreme Court Justice and The Honourable Mr Justice Stephen Rawley.


  1. Justice a.k.a. Bill Justice: William Barnard "Bill" Justice was an animator and engineer for the Walt Disney Company.
  2. Justice a.k.a. Jesse Smith, Jr. is an American mixed martial artist, kickboxer, model, actor and professional wrestler formerly signed to WWE. He is well known for appearing as the gladiator "Justice" on the 2008 revival of American Gladiators.
  3. Justice a.k.a. Justice Young is a pornographic actor and a film director.
  4. Justice a.k.a. Odessa Sykes is an actress.
  5. Justice a.k.a. Justice Inniss is an actress, singer, rapper and recording producer.

There are other people with in their name, like Jay Justice, Jim Justice, Anna Justice, Dick Justice, Drew Justice, Jack Justice, Jill Justice, Justice Leak, Justice Luce and many others.

Phrases with Justice

Phrases starting with the word Justice:

  1. justice department
  2. justice of the peace

Phrases ending with the word Justice:

  1. do justice
  2. Did Justice
  3. Lady Justice
  4. chief justice
  5. Poetic Justice
  6. court of justice
  7. Palm Tree Justice
  8. Commutative Justice
  9. Restorative justice
  10. department of justice
  11. fugitive from justice
  12. Miscarriage of justice
  13. obstruction of justice
  14. national institute of justice
  15. international court of justice

Other phrases containing the word Justice:

  1. bureau of justice assistance
  2. bureau of justice statistics
  3. department of justice canada

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Justice

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Google previewReconstructing Restorative Justice Philosophy (2016)

by Theo Gavrielides, Vasso Artinopoulou

Evelyn Zellerer Introduction Restorative justice is a rapidly growing global movement with a variety of programmes in countries all over the world. After more than 30 years of practical experience and an explosion of literature on the topic, this is ...

Google previewComprehensive Handbook of Social Work and Social Welfare, The Profession of Social Work (2008)

by Barbara W. White

Social justice is the organizing principle of the social work profession ( Congress & Sealey, 2001; J. C. Marsh, 2005;

social and economic justice is a critical component of what defines and shapes social work as a profession.

Google previewThe Nature of Health (2007)

How America Lost, and Can Regain, a Basic Human Value by Michael Fine, James W. Peters

Justice is the first virtue of social institutions, as truth is of systems of thought.1 Health reflects on, and refers to social interconnectedness.

To still others, social justice means an attempt to equilibrate life chances, so everyone has an equal ability to makes something...

Google previewPolicing the Police 2 Edition

by Praveen Kumar

Justice is a natural right. It is the sine qua non and raison d'etre of social grouping . Justice in a social environment have to be as natural as sleep or oxygen to a living being. Free and fair justice is the leges legum of human rights.

Google previewGlobal Studies Encyclopedic Dictionary (2014)

by Alexander N. Chumakov, Ivan I Mazour, William C. Gay

Conversely, environmental justice is the equitable distribution of pollution regardless of social class or race. In the United States, the legal foundation of environmental justice is the Civil Rights Act of 1964, specifically Title VI that prohibits ...

Google previewAfrican Americans and Criminal Justice: An Encyclopedia (2014)

An Encyclopedia by Delores D. Jones-Brown, Beverly D. Frazier, Marvie Brooks

As academics, criminal justice professionals, and ordinary people have struggled to understand the reasons for this overrepresentation, many falsehoods have developed, the primary one being that Blacks commit the most crime. This myth ...

Google previewThe U.S. Justice System: An Encyclopedia [3 volumes] (2011)

An Encyclopedia by Steven Harmon Wilson Ph.D.

The cabinet departments are the largest administrative units in the federal bureaucracy, with responsibility for broad areas such as foreign policy and national law enforcement, through the Department of State and the Department of Justice, ...

Google previewThe Concise Dictionary of Crime and Justice (2015)

by Mark S. Davis

justice what is considered just and fair. Also ...

Google previewDictionary of Youth Justice (2013)

by Barry Goldson

Responsibility for thedeliveryofthe reparationorder isvested intheYouth Justice Agency, butithasbeen littleused by the court. Much greater use has been made of the community responsibility order, however.This order,of between 20and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice (2007)

by Gary L. Anderson, Kathryn G. Herr

Struggles around education have always been at the center of the African American movement for social justice: Classic examples are the struggles around desegregation in Little Rock in the 1950s, community control of schools in New York ...

Google previewThe Derrida Dictionary (2010)

by Simon Morgan Wortham

Justice, incontrast, cannotbea matter of simply following or applying given laws, evenif theyappear tobe entirely 'just'.The truly'just' decision, if thereis any, must stem from afundamental responsibility that cannotprop itself up through mere ...

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Quotes about Justice

I beg you, look for the words 'social justice' or 'economic justice' on your church Web site. If you find it, run as fast as you can. Social justice and economic justice, they are code words. (Glenn Beck)
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Scrabble value of J8U1S1T1I1C3E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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