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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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This system operates under the assumption that doing justice means to inflict punishment, which is understood as violence.
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And therefore, I believe that it's not a question of doing justice.
These include doing justice to the martyrs of the (January 25, 2011) revolution countrywide; investigating all revolution-related events; forming an impartial government; naming a new prosecutor general; and setting up a legal committee to amend the constitution.
THE professional version of this show closed in the West End last year after a highly successful run, and the amateurs of the Birmingham and Midland Operatic Society are now doing justice to the Gershwin musical.
HOW wonderful to see yet another tremendous turnout at the recent Durham Miners' Gala and the coverage in The Journal was splendid in doing justice to the occasion.
Doing justice to mercy; religion, law, and criminal justice.
I know some people can start afresh elsewhere but I wouldn't be doing justice to a new county because you just wouldn't want it to happen.
The aim has also been to include a wide range of architects, while doing justice to major "masters".
The church shows gratitude to God by serving those in need, making keeping Sabbath inseparable from doing justice.
The new addition will be part of Nature's World scale recreation of the Tees which already has mini-marvels doing justice to the Transporter and Newport Bridges.