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Definition of Justices
10 Definitions of Justices
The definition of justices, the meaning of word
Is justices a scrabble word? Yes!
- n.- the system by which people are judged in courts of law and criminals are punished
- n.- the most important judge in a court of law, especially the US Supreme Court
- n.- a situation in which someone suffers, and you think they deserve it because they did something bad
- n.- a MAGISTRATE (=type of judge) in Britain and in some US states who judges less serious cases in lower law courts
- -.- the UK government department that is responsible for criminal justice, prisons, courts of law, and probabtion in England and Wales. It is also responsible for supporting and defending human rights across the whole of the UK. The department was formerly called the Department for Constitutional Affairs.
- -.- a political organization in the UK, started in 2003, that campaignsorganizes a series of actions intended to achieve a particular result for the rights of divorced fathers in Britain. It wants divorced fathers to be allowed to spend more time with their children and to have an equal opportunity to care for and live with their children, which it claims does not happen under the existing law. Fathers 4 Justice is well known for organizing protests which bring them attention from the media. In May 2004, for example, two members of the group threw bombs containing purple flour at the Prime Minister during Prime Minister's Questions at the House of Commons.
- -.- a US government department which is responsible for dealing with the law. Its work includes writing laws, representing the government in a court of law, and doing criminal investigations (=searching for information to solve crimes). The head of the Department of Justice is called the attorney general. The department's full name is the United States Department of Justice.
- n.- someone who judges less serious cases in small law courts and, in the US, can perform marriage ceremonies
- n.- a series of changes to British law in 1995, officially called the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act, which changed the law concerning a person's right to silence their right to say nothing when the police arrest them, or when they are on trial in a court of law, and also made the laws against squatting (squat = living in a building without the owner's permission) and trespassing (trespass = being on someone's land without their permission) much stricter. The more recent Criminal Justic Act 2003 allowed trials without juries (jury) in cases where there is a risk of jury-tampering. It also give the police increased powers to stop and search people.
- n.- a situation in which someone is wrongly punished by a court of law for something they did not do
Justices is worth 17 points in Words with Friends and 21 points in Words with Friends
There are 8 letters in justices: C E I J S S T U