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justice

 [jus´tis]
a principle of bioethics that means giving others what is due to them; it is comprised of a group of norms for the fair distribution of benefits, risks, and costs. The terms fairness, desert, and entitlement have been used by philosophers to explicate the idea of justice, while equitability and appropriateness of treatment are used in interpretations. A situation involving justice is present whenever persons are due to receive benefits or burdens because of their particular circumstances. Justice may be distributive, criminal or punitive, or rectificatory.

jus·tice

(jŭs'tis),
The ethical principle that persons who have similar circumstances and conditions should be treated alike; sometimes known as distributive justice.
[L. justitia, fr. jus, right, law]

justice

Etymology: L, justus, sufficient
1 a principle of fair and equal treatment for all, with due reward and honor.
2 (in research) equitable distribution of benefits and burdens of research.
3 treating people in a nonprejudicial manner.

jus·tice

(jŭs'tis)
1. An ethical principle of fairness or equity, according equal rights to all and basing rewards on merit and punishments on guilt.
2. nursing Ethical principle that individual people and groups with similar circumstances and conditions should be treated alike; fairness with equal distribution of goods and services.
See also: Nursing Interventions Classification
[L. justitia, fr. jus, right, law]

justice,

n principle of medical ethics according to which a person treats another person with fairness in both medical and nonmedical settings.

jus·tice

(jŭs'tis)
1. An ethical principle of fairness or equity, according equal rights to all and basing rewards on merit and punishments on guilt.
2. nursing ethical principle that individual people and groups with similar circumstances and conditions should be treated alike.
[L. justitia, fr. jus, right, law]

justice,

n the constant and perpetual disposition to render every person his or her due. Also, the conformity of one's actions and will to the law.
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Calling them tribute albums isn't doing justice to the imaginative arrangements or pairing of material, like Los Lobos doing ``I Wanna Be Like You'' from Jungle Book or Sinead O'Conner singing ``Someday My Prince Will Come'' or Suzanne Vega's a capella version of ``Stay Awake'' and a rather twisted ``Heigh Ho'' by Tom Waits.
The various versions of satisfaction atonement function with the assumption that doing justice or righting wrongs depends on retribution.
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My prayer," said Archbishop Peers in the sermon referred to above, "is that the Spirit of God will give us courage and hope to carry on, not to weary of our Lord's call to be converted, not to weary of doing justice.
I watched 191 people in Cleveland take their stand, tears streaming down their faces, because for the first time in their life they had a teeny tiny sense of doing justice.
Winning has become more important than doing justice," complained Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz in a 1999 Chicago Tribune interview.
Stuart Maun, landlord of the Poacher's Pocket, thought the local, in Kingswood Road, was not doing justice to the ordinary drinker.
At times Werner introduces important matters, briefly comments, and then rushes on to another example without doing justice to the topic he has raised (for instance, in his provocative but frustratingly truncated treatment of Leon Forrest's work).
Summary: New Delhi[India],Aug 8 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday said that he is in the process of filing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Chandigarh stalking case, as the state police is not doing justice to the case and has succumbed to political pressure.
He has pointed out that Al-Basher called for continuation of efforts with the African countries, in judiciary field for exchange of experiences and doing justice .
The statement underlined the significance of the roles of judges, barristers and solicitors in doing justice to plaintiffs.
The possibility is there because we have seen containers being cleared without taxes being paid, a situation which is not doing justice to Tanzanians.