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English noun: justice

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


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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