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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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The inhabitants shouted in derision when they saw the venerable form of the old chief justice. They laid the wrongs of the country and their own sufferings during the siege--their hunger, cold, and sickness--partly to his charge and to that of his brother Andrew and his kinsman Hutchinson.
The chief justice, however, knew that he need fear no violence so long as the British troops were in possession of the town.
The chief justice flung out his hands with a gesture, as if he were bestowing a parting benediction on his countrymen.
Under its shadowy branches, ten years before, the brother of Chief Justice Oliver had been compelled to acknowledge the supremacy of the people by taking the oath which they prescribed.
"Accursed tree!" cried the chief justice, gnashing his teeth; for anger overcame his sorrow.
Throughout the remainder of his days Chief Justice Oliver was agitated with those same conflicting emotions that had tortured him while taking his farewell walk through the streets of Boston.
I was a widow of fortune, that I was able to do myself justice, and had great friends to stand by me too, who had all made me promise to sue to the utmost, and that if it cost me a thousand pounds I would be sure to have satisfaction, for that the affronts I had received were insufferable.
Nevertheless, the narrowness of the decision in Beam, coupled with the diversity of views among the justices, suggests that the last word on the subject has not yet been heard from the Court.
Lawyers for the House which passed the bill of impeachment against Justice Ja'neh are basing their argument on Article 43 of the Constitution that gives the Chief Justice the power to preside when the president, vice president and associate justices are being tried.
ISLAMABAD: As the time for the scrutiny of nomination papers expired on Tuesday, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) established 12 election tribunals in the country, on the recommendations of chief justices of high courts, to decide on the appeals filed against decisions taken by returning officers (ROs) pertaining to nomination papers.
After Justice Nasirul Mulk, Justice Jawwad S Khawaja, Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, Justice Saqib Nisar, Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa, Justice Gulzar Ahmed and Justice Umar Ata Bandial would become the chief justices of Pakistan as per seniority rules and official record of the Supreme Court.
It is, of course, very nice, and Rosen delivers up similarly nice stories about the other justices whom he fits for haloes in this book.