justice as fairness

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  • Justice — is the concept of moral rightness based on ethics, rationality, law, natural law, fairness and equity. A conception of justice is one of the key features of society. Theories of justice vary greatly, but there is evidence that everyday views of… …   Wikipedia

  • justice — jus·tice / jəs təs/ n [Old French, from Latin justitia, from justus just] 1 a: the quality of being just, impartial, or fair it is not the province of the court to decide upon the justice or injustice...of these laws Scott v. Sanford, 60 U.S. 393 …   Law dictionary

  • JUSTICE SOCIALE — L’égalité, les inégalités, la justice sociale sont à l’origine d’interrogations, de constats et d’exigences qui s’inscrivent dans une longue tradition de pensée. Le débat sur le juste a eu pour cadre premier la cité antique. Il a pris une… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • justice — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Conformity to moral principles Nouns 1. justice, justness, fairness, fair treatment, impartiality, equity, equitableness; poetic justice, rough justice, deserts; nemesis (see punishment); scales of… …   English dictionary for students

  • justice, social — Arguments about justice feature not only in sociology, but also in philosophy , political science , social policy , psychology , and of course law itself. Justice is a central moral standard in social life, is generally held to have a prominent… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • justice — jus|tice W2 [ˈdʒʌstıs] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(system of judgement)¦ 2¦(fairness)¦ 3¦(being right)¦ 4 do justice to somebody/something 5 do yourself justice 6 justice has been done/served 7¦(judge)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1100 1200; : Old French; Origin …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • justice — [[t]ʤʌ̱stɪs[/t]] ♦♦ justices 1) N UNCOUNT Justice is fairness in the way that people are treated. He has a good overall sense of justice and fairness... He only wants freedom, justice and equality... There is no justice in this world! 2) N… …   English dictionary

  • justice — noun 1) I appealed to his sense of justice Syn: fairness, justness, fair play, fair mindedness, equity, evenhandedness, impartiality, objectivity, neutrality, disinterestedness, honesty, righteousness, morals, morality 2) they were …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • justice — noun 1) I appealed to his sense of justice Syn: fairness, justness, fair play, fair mindedness, equity, right, even handedness, honesty, morality 2) the justice of his case Syn: validity …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

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