Definition of Justice

  • Just behaviour or treatment
  • The quality of being fair and reasonable
  • The administration of the law or authority in maintaining this
  • The maintenance or administration of what is just, especially by the impartial adjustment of conflicting claims or the assignment of merited rewards or punishments meting out justice
  • The establishment or determination of rights according to the rules of law or equity a system of justice
  • The quality of being just, impartial, or fair
  • The principle or ideal of just dealing or right action


Definition of Just

  • Having a basis in or conforming to fact or reason
  • Conforming to a standard of correctness
  • Acting or being in conformity with what is morally upright or good
  • Legally correct

Contributors to the Idea of Justice in Canada

Creating Our Legal Systems