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English noun: justice

1. justice (attribute) the quality of being just or fair


Synonymsjustness


Broader (hypernym)natural virtue, righteousness


Narrower (hyponym)equity, fairness, right, rightfulness


Antonymsunjustness, injustice

2. justice (act) judgment involved in the determination of rights and the assignment of rewards and punishments


Broader (hypernym)assessment, judgement, judgment


Narrower (hyponym)administration, judicature


Domain category membersprejudice

3. justice (person) a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice


Synonymsjudge, jurist


Broader (hypernym)adjudicator, functionary, official


Narrower (hyponym)alcalde, chief justice, Daniel, doge, justiciar, justiciary, magistrate, ordinary, praetor, pretor, qadi, recorder, trial judge, trier


Instance hyponymSamson

4. Justice (group) the United States federal department responsible for enforcing federal laws (including the enforcement of all civil rights legislation); created in 1870


SynonymsDepartment of Justice, DoJ, Justice Department


Broader (hypernym)executive department


Part holonymBJA, BJS, BoP, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Bureau of Justice Statistics, DEA, Drug Enforcement Administration, Drug Enforcement Agency, FBI, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Marshals, National Institute of Justice, NIJ, United States Marshals Service, US Marshals Service


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law, legislation, statute law









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