justice

noun
1 fairness
ADJECTIVE
distributive, economic, environmental, natural, racial (esp. AmE), social
rough

He saw it as rough justice when he got food poisoning from the stolen meat.

vigilante

the deadliest episode of vigilante justice in American history

divine

Some people saw the epidemic as divine justice.

poetic

Maybe there's a sort of poetic justice to it.

VERB + JUSTICE
ask for, demand, pursue, seek, want

All I'm asking for is justice.

achieve, get, obtain
promote

They saw the reform proposals as a way to promote social justice.

serve

Somebody out there needs to make sure justice is served.

deny sb

We have been denied justice for too long.

PHRASES
a sense of justice

The teacher's system of punishments appealed to the children's sense of justice.

2 law
ADJECTIVE
civil, criminal, juvenile
restorative

Restorative justice can only work when all parties agree.

retributive (esp. AmE)

victims seeking retributive justice

summary

Civilians were not subject to summary justice.

VERB + JUSTICE
do

Justice must be done in every case.

administer, deliver, dispense, mete out

those who are ultimately responsible for dispensing justice

bring sb to
face

the battle for Taylor to face justice before the High Court

escape

So far the robbers have escaped justice.

obstruct

They were accused of attempting to obstruct justice.

JUSTICE + NOUN
department
system
PHRASES
a miscarriage of justice

He spent twenty years in prison as a result of a miscarriage of justice.

pervert the course of justice (BrE)

They were accused of attempting to pervert the course of justice.


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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