Just intonation. (Mus.) (a) The correct sounding of notes or intervals; true pitch. (b) The giving all chords and intervals in their purity or their exact mathematical ratio, or without temperament; a process in which the number of notes and intervals required in the various keys is much greater than the twelve to the octave used in systems of temperament. H. W. Poole.

Syn. — Equitable; upright; honest; true; fair; impartial; proper; exact; normal; orderly; regular.

(Just), adv.

1. Precisely; exactly; — in place, time, or degree; neither more nor less than is stated.

And having just enough, not covet more.

The god Pan guided my hand just to the heart of the beast.
Sir P. Sidney.

To-night, at Herne's oak, just 'twixt twelve and one.

2. Closely; nearly; almost.

Just at the point of death.
Sir W. Temple.

3. Barely; merely; scarcely; only; by a very small space or time; as, he just missed the train; just too late.

A soft Etesian gale
But just inspired and gently swelled the sail.

Just now, the least possible time since; a moment ago.

(Just), v. i. [See Joust.] To joust. Fairfax.

(Just), n. A joust. Dryden.

(Jus"tice) n. [F., fr. L. justitia, fr. justus just. See Just, a.]

1. The quality of being just; conformity to the principles of righteousness and rectitude in all things; strict performance of moral obligations; practical conformity to human or divine law; integrity in the dealings of men with each other; rectitude; equity; uprightness.

Justice and judgment are the haditation of thy throne.
Ps. ixxxix. 11.

The king-becoming graces,
As justice, verity, temperance, stableness, . . .
I have no relish of them.

2. Conformity to truth and reality in expressing opinions and in conduct; fair representation of facts respecting merit or demerit; honesty; fidelity; impartiality; as, the justice of a description or of a judgment; historical justice.

3. The rendering to every one his due or right; just treatment; requital of desert; merited reward or punishment; that which is due to one's conduct or motives.

This even-handed justice
Commends the ingredients of our poisoned chalice
To our own lips.

4. Agreeableness to right; equity; justness; as, the justice of a claim.

3. Rendering or disposed to render to each one his due; equitable; fair; impartial; as, just judge.

Men are commonly so just to virtue and goodness as to praise it in others, even when they do not practice it themselves.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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