Pronunciation: ( jus'tis),[key] —n. 1. the quality of being just; righteousness, equitableness, or moral rightness: to uphold the justice of a cause. 2. rightfulness or lawfulness, as of a claim or title; justness of ground or reason: to complain with justice. 3. the moral principle determining just conduct.
4. conformity to this principle, as manifested in conduct; just conduct, dealing, or treatment.
5. the administering of deserved punishment or reward.
6. the maintenance or administration of what is just by law, as by judicial or other proceedings: a court of justice. 7. judgment of persons or causes by judicial process: to administer justice in a community. 8. a judicial officer; a judge or magistrate.
9. (cap.) Also called Jus'tice Depart"ment. the Department of Justice.
10. bring to justice, to cause to come before a court for trial or to receive punishment for one's misdeeds: The murderer was brought to justice. 11. do justice, a. to act or treat justly or fairly.
b. to appreciate properly: We must see this play again to do it justice. c. to acquit in accordance with one's abilities or potentialities: He finally got a role in which he could do himself justice as an actor.
Pronunciation: ( jus'tis),[key] —n. 1. Donald, born 1925, U.S. poet.
2. a town in NE Illinois. 10,552.