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Justice vs. Mercy

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Justicenoun

The state or characteristic of being just or fair.

‘the justice of a description’;

Mercynoun

(uncountable) Relenting; forbearance to cause or allow harm to another.

‘She took mercy on him and quit embarrassing him.’;

Justicenoun

The ideal of fairness, impartiality, etc., especially with regard to the punishment of wrongdoing.

‘Justice was served.’;

Mercynoun

(uncountable) Forgiveness or compassion, especially toward those less fortunate.

‘Have mercy on the poor and assist them if you can.’;

Justicenoun

Judgment and punishment of a party who has allegedly wronged another.

‘to demand justice’;

Mercynoun

(uncountable) A tendency toward forgiveness, pity, or compassion.

‘Mercy is one of his many virtues.’;

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Justicenoun

The civil power dealing with law.

‘Ministry of Justice’; ‘the justice system’;

Mercynoun

(countable) Instances of forbearance or forgiveness.

‘Psalms 40:11 Do not withhold Your tender mercies from me, O Lord’;

Justicenoun

A title given to judges of certain courts; capitalized as a title.

‘Mr. Justice Krever presides over the appellate court’;

Mercynoun

(countable) A blessing; something to be thankful for.

‘It was a mercy that we were not inside when the roof collapsed’;

Justicenoun

Correctness, conforming to reality or rules.

Mercyverb

To feel mercy

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Justicenoun

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

Mercyverb

To show mercy; to pardon or treat leniently because of mercy

Justicenoun

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.

Mercyinterjection

Expressing surprise or alarm.

‘Mercy! Look at the state of you!’;

Justicenoun

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 justiceCommends the ingredients of our poisoned chaliceTo our own lips.’;

Mercynoun

Forbearance to inflict harm under circumstances of provocation, when one has the power to inflict it; compassionate treatment of an offender or adversary; clemency.

‘Examples of justice must be made for terror to some; examples of mercy for comfort to others.’;

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Justicenoun

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

Mercynoun

Compassionate treatment of the unfortunate and helpless; sometimes, favor, beneficence.

Justicenoun

A person duly commissioned to hold courts, or to try and decide controversies and administer justice.

Mercynoun

Disposition to exercise compassion or favor; pity; compassion; willingness to spare or to help.

‘In whom mercy lacketh and is not founden.’;

Justiceverb

To administer justice to.

Mercynoun

A blessing regarded as a manifestation of compassion or favor.

‘The Father of mercies and the God of all comfort.’;

Justicenoun

the quality of being just or fair

Mercynoun

leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice;

‘he threw himself on the mercy of the court’;

Justicenoun

the administration of law; the act of determining rights and assigning rewards or punishments;

‘justice deferred is justice denied’;

Mercynoun

a disposition to be kind and forgiving;

‘in those days a wife had to depend on the mercifulness of her husband’;

Justicenoun

a public official authorized to decide questions bought before a court of justice

Mercynoun

the feeling that motivates compassion

Justicenoun

the United States federal department responsible for enforcing federal laws (including the enforcement of all civil rights legislation); created in 1870

Mercynoun

something for which to be thankful;

‘it was a mercy we got out alive’;

Justice

Justice, in its broadest sense, is the principle that people receive that which they deserve, with the interpretation of what then constitutes being impacted upon by numerous fields, with many differing viewpoints and perspectives, including the concepts of moral correctness based on ethics, rationality, law, religion, equity and fairness. Consequently, the application of justice differs in every culture.

‘deserving’;

Mercynoun

alleviation of distress; showing great kindness toward the distressed;

‘distributing food and clothing to the flood victims was an act of mercy’;

Mercynoun

compassion or forgiveness shown towards someone whom it is within one's power to punish or harm

‘the boy was screaming and begging for mercy’; ‘the mercies of God’;

Mercynoun

an event to be grateful for, because it prevents something unpleasant or provides relief from suffering

‘his death was in a way a mercy’;

Mercynoun

(especially of a journey or mission) performed out of a desire to relieve suffering

‘mercy missions to refugees caught up in the fighting’;

Mercyinterjection

used in expressions of surprise or fear

‘‘Mercy me!’ uttered Mrs Diggory’;

Mercy

Mercy (Middle English, from Anglo-French merci, from Medieval Latin merced-, merces, from Latin, , from merc-, merxi ) is benevolence, forgiveness, and kindness in a variety of ethical, religious, social, and legal contexts. In the social and legal context, mercy may refer both to compassionate behavior on the part of those in power (e.g.

‘price paid, wages’; ‘merchandise’;

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