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.Tillotson. 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.
1. Precisely; exactly; in place, time, or degree; neither more nor less than is stated.
And having just enough, not covet more.Dryden.
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.Shak.
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 galeDryden. Just now, the least possible time since; a moment ago.
But just inspired and gently swelled the sail.
(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,Shak.
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
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 justiceShak.
Commends the ingredients of our poisoned chalice
To our own lips.
4. Agreeableness to right; equity; justness; as, the justice of a claim.
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