justice


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the state, action, or principle of treating all persons equally in accordance with the law

a public official who decides cases brought before a court of law in order to administer justice

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Bear in mind that the culprit who comes under thy jurisdiction is but a miserable man subject to all the propensities of our depraved nature, and so far as may be in thy power show thyself lenient and forbearing; for though the attributes of God are all equal, to our eyes that of mercy is brighter and loftier than that of justice.
Think not of life and children first, and of justice afterwards, but of justice first, that you may be justified before the princes of the world below.
These considerations apprise us, that the government can have no great option between fit character; and that a temporary duration in office, which would naturally discourage such characters from quitting a lucrative line of practice to accept a seat on the bench, would have a tendency to throw the administration of justice into hands less able, and less well qualified, to conduct it with utility and dignity.
It gives to the latter, also, the appointment of the members of the judiciary department, including even justices of the peace and sheriffs; and the appointment of officers in the executive department, down to captains in the army and navy of the State.
Even justices of the peace are to be appointed by the legislature.
I remember--I remember," said Chief Justice Oliver to himself, "when his present most sacred Majesty was proclaimed.
It did not occur to the chief justice that nothing but the most grievous tyranny could so soon have changed the people's hearts.
Therefore, Jew, Though justice be thy plea, consider this-- That in the course of justice, none of us Shall see salvation: we do pray for mercy; And that same prayer doth teach us all to render The deeds of mercy.
MENO: Quite right; and that is just what I am saying about virtue--that there are other virtues as well as justice.
To this is appended a restatement of the nature of justice according to common opinion, and an answer is demanded to the question--What is justice, stripped of appearances?
He had indeed committed no other than an error in politics, by tempering justice with mercy, and by refusing to gratify the good-natured disposition of the mob,[*] with an object for their compassion to work on in the person of poor Jenny, whom, in order to pity, they desired to have seen sacrificed to ruin and infamy, by a shameful correction in Bridewell.
Devise me, then, the justice which acquitteth every one except the judge!
It's because I consider that the justice of the peace is a silly institution," Levin answered gloomily.
No, he said, he could give no such liberty; I might ask it when I came before the justice of peace; and seeing I threatened him, he would take care of me in the meantime, and would lodge me safe in Newgate.
Justice Stareleigh (who sat in the absence of the Chief Justice, occasioned by indisposition) was a most particularly short man, and so fat, that he seemed all face and waistcoat.