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Revenge vs. Justice — What's the Difference?

Revenge vs. Justice — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Revenge and Justice

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Revenge

Revenge is defined as the act of committing a harmful action against a person or group in response to a grievance, be it real or perceived. Francis Bacon described revenge as a kind of "wild justice" that "does...
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Justice

Justice, in its broadest sense, is the principle that people receive that which they deserve, with the interpretation of what then constitutes "deserving" 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.
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Revenge

To inflict punishment in return for (injury or insult).
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Justice

The quality of being just; fairness
In the interest of justice, we should treat everyone the same.
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Revenge

(Archaic) To seek or take vengeance for (oneself or another person); avenge.
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Justice

The principle of moral rightness; decency.
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Revenge

The act of taking vengeance for injuries or wrongs; retaliation
Took revenge on her tormentors.
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Justice

Conformity to moral rightness in action or attitude; righteousness
Argued for the justice of his cause.
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Revenge

A desire for revenge; spite or vindictiveness
He did it out of revenge.
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Justice

The attainment of what is just, especially that which is fair, moral, right, merited, or in accordance with law
My client has not received justice in this hearing.
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Revenge

An opportunity to retaliate, as by a return sports match after a defeat
After the loss, he demanded that he be given his revenge.
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Justice

(Law) The upholding of what is just, especially fair treatment and due reward in accordance with honor, standards, or law
We seek justice in this matter from the court.
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Revenge

Something done in retaliation, especially a defeat of a rival who has been victorious.
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Justice

The administration, system, methods, or procedures of law
A conspiracy to obstruct justice.
A miscarriage of justice.
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Revenge

Any form of personal, retaliatory action against an individual, institution, or group for some alleged or perceived harm or injustice.
Indifference is the sweetest revenge.
When I left my wife, she tried to set fire to the house in revenge.
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Justice

Conformity to truth, fact, or sound reason
The overcharged customer was angry, and with justice.
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Revenge

A win by a previous loser.
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Justice

Abbr. J.(Law) A judge on the highest court of a government, such as a judge on the US Supreme Court.
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Revenge

(transitive) To take revenge for (a particular harmful action) or on behalf of (its victim); to avenge.
Arsenal revenged their loss to Manchester United last time with a 5–0 drubbing this time.
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Justice

The state or characteristic of being just or fair.
The justice of a description
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Revenge

To take one's revenge (on or upon someone).
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Justice

The ideal of fairness, impartiality, etc., especially with regard to the punishment of wrongdoing.
Justice was served.
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Revenge

To take vengeance; to revenge itself.
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Justice

Judgment and punishment of a party who has allegedly wronged another.
To demand justice
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Revenge

To inflict harm in return for, as an injury, insult, etc.; to exact satisfaction for, under a sense of injury; to avenge; - followed either by the wrong received, or by the person or thing wronged, as the object, or by the reciprocal pronoun as direct object, and a preposition before the wrong done or the wrongdoer.
To revenge the death of our fathers.
The gods are just, and will revenge our cause.
Come, Antony, and young Octavius, come,Revenge yourselves alone on Cassius.
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Justice

The civil power dealing with law.
Ministry of Justice
The justice system
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Revenge

To inflict injury for, in a spiteful, wrong, or malignant spirit; to wreak vengeance for maliciously.
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Justice

A title given to judges of certain courts; capitalized when placed before a name.
Mr. Justice Krever presides over the appellate court
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Revenge

To take vengeance; - with
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Justice

Correctness, conforming to reality or rules.
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Revenge

The act of revenging; vengeance; retaliation; a returning of evil for evil.
Certainly, in taking revenge, a man is even with his enemy; but in passing it over he is superior.
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Justice

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.
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Revenge

The disposition to revenge; a malignant wishing of evil to one who has done us an injury.
Revenge now goesTo lay a complot to betray thy foes.
The indulgence of revenge tends to make men more savage and cruel.
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Justice

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.
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Revenge

Action taken in return for an injury or offense
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Justice

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.
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Revenge

Take revenge for a perceived wrong;
He wants to avenge the murder of his brother
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Justice

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

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

To administer justice to.
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Justice

The quality of being just or fair
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Justice

The administration of law; the act of determining rights and assigning rewards or punishments;
Justice deferred is justice denied
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Justice

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

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