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Black's Law Dictionary, Sixth Edition, p. 864:
Justice, n. Title given to judges, particularly judges of U.S. and state supreme courts, and as well to judges of appellate courts. The U.S. Supreme Court, and most state supreme courts are composed of a chief justice and several associate justices.
Proper administration of laws. In jurisprudence, the constant and perpetual disposition of legal matters or disputes to render every man his due.
Commutative justice concerns obligations as between persons (e.g., in exchange of goods) and requires proportionate equality in dealings of person to person; Distributive justice concerns obligations of the community to the individual, and requires fair disbursement of common advantages and sharing of common burdens; Social justice concerns obligations of individual to community and its end is the common good.
In Feudal law, jurisdiction; judicial cognizance of causes or offenses. High justice was the jurisdiction or right of trying crimes of every kind, even the highest. This was a privilege claimed and exercised by the great lords or barons of the middle ages. Law justice was jurisdiction of petty offenses.
See also Miscarriage of justice; Obstructing justice.
[Black's Law Dictionary, Sixth Edition, p. 864]
Justice Defined-Politics page
Bouvier's Law Dictionary (1856)
JUSTICE - The constant and perpetual disposition to render every man his due. Justinian, Inst. b. 1, tit. 1; Co. 2d Inst. 56.
Easton's Bible Dictionary, 1996
"Justice is the end of government. It is the end of civil society. It ever has been, and ever will be pursued, until it be obtained, or until liberty be lost in the pursuit."
"For the LORD loves justice, and does not forsake His saints; They are preserved forever, But the descendants of the wicked shall be cut off."
[Psalm 37:28, Bible, NKJV]
The mouth of the righteous
[Psalm 37:30-31, Bible, NKJV]
"Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your [God's] throne; Mercy and truth go before Your face."
[Psalm 89:14, Bible, NKJV]
"He [God] loves righteousness
"Blessed are those who
[Psalm 106:3, Bible, NKJV]
"Better is a little with righteousness, Than vast revenues without justice. "
[Prov. 16:8, Bible, NKJV]
"A wicked man accepts a bribe behind the back to pervert the ways of justice. "
[Prov. 17:23, Bible, NKJV]
"The king establishes the land by justice, But he who receives bribes overthrows it. "
[Prov. 29:4, Bible, NKJV]
"Learn to do good; Seek justice, Rebuke the oppressor; Defend the fatherless, Plead for the widow."
[Isaiah 1:7, Bible, NKJV]
Gerry Spence "With Justice For None" p.124
"The best antidote for crime is justice. The irony we often fail to appreciate is that the more justice people enjoy, the fewer crimes they commit. Crime is the natural offspring of an unjust society."
[Gerry Spence "With Justice For None" p.124]
George Mason, Virginia Declaration of Rights, (1776)
"That no free Government, or the blessing of liberty, can be preserved to any people but by a firm adherence to justice..."
[George Mason, Virginia Declaration of Rights, (1776)]
Magna Carta, ch. 40 (1215)
"To no one will we sell, to no one will we refuse or delay right or justice."
[Magna Carta, ch. 40 (1215)]
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