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Bed of justice

  • (French Hist.), the throne (F. lit bed) occupied by the king when sitting in one of his parliaments (judicial courts); hence, a session of a refractory parliament, at which the king was present for the purpose of causing his decrees to be registered.
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bureau of justice assistance

  • noun the bureau in the Department of Justice that assists local criminal justice systems to reduce or prevent crime and violence and drug abuse
    BJA.
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bureau of justice statistics

  • noun the agency in the Department of Justice that is the primary source of criminal justice statistics for federal and local policy makers
    BJS.
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Chief justice

  • noun the judge who presides over a supreme court
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  • . See in the Vocabulary.
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College of justice

  • a term applied in Scotland to the supreme civil courts and their principal officers.
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court of justice

  • noun a tribunal that is presided over by a magistrate or by one or more judges who administer justice according to the laws
    lawcourt; court; court of law.
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department of justice

  • noun the United States federal department responsible for enforcing federal laws (including the enforcement of all civil rights legislation); created in 1870
    Justice; DoJ; Department of Justice.
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department of justice canada

  • noun an agency of the Canadian government that provides litigation and legal advice and opinions to the government
    DoJC.
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do justice

  • verb bring out fully or to advantage
    • This photograph does not do her justice
  • verb show due and full appreciation
    • The diners did the food and wine justice
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Fugitive from justice

  • noun someone who is sought by law officers; someone trying to elude justice
    fugitive.
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  • (Law), one who, having committed a crime in one jurisdiction, flees or escapes into another to avoid punishment.
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international court of justice

  • noun a court established to settle disputes between members of the United Nations
    World Court.
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justice department

  • noun the United States federal department responsible for enforcing federal laws (including the enforcement of all civil rights legislation); created in 1870
    Justice; DoJ; Department of Justice.
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Justice of the peace

  • noun a local magistrate with limited powers
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  • (Law), a judicial officer or subordinate magistrate appointed for the conservation of the peace in a specified district, with other incidental powers specified in his commission. In the United States a justice of the peace has jurisdiction to adjudicate certain minor cases, commit offenders, etc.
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Lord justice clerk

  • the second in rank of the two highest judges of the Supreme Court of Scotland.
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Lord justice general, ∨ Lord president

  • the highest in rank of the judges of the Supreme Court of Scotland.
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national institute of justice

  • noun the law enforcement agency that is the research and development branch of the Department of Justice
    NIJ.
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obstruction of justice

  • noun impeding those who seek justice in a court (as by trying to influence or intimidate any juror or witness or officer of the court); can result in a finding of contempt of court
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poetic justice

  • noun an outcome in which virtue triumphs over vice (often ironically)
    just deserts.
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Police justice, ∨ Police magistrate

  • a judge of a police court.
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revolutionary justice organization

  • noun a Shiite terrorist organization with strong ties to Iran; seeks to create an Iranian fundamentalist Islamic state in Lebanon; car bombs are the signature weapon
    Hizbullah; Organization of the Oppressed on Earth; Lebanese Hizballah; Islamic Jihad; Hezbollah; Hizballah; Hizbollah; Party of God; Islamic Jihad for the Liberation of Palestine.
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united nations crime prevention and criminal justice

  • noun the United Nations office responsible for crime prevention and criminal justice and law reform
    Centre for International Crime Prevention.
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"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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