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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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2010
Subject:
Classical studies, History
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1,072 words

In our translations of ancient texts, the word “justice” sometimes names a state of personal character (usually Greek dikaiosynē or

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
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6,207 words

[This entry contains two subentries: Concepts of Justice Social Justice]

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion
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55 words

An attribute of God (Ps. 89: 14) which is to be pursued by his creatures (Mic. 6: 8). It is

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The New Oxford Companion to Law

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law
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1,504 words

Justice is complex moral concept relating to human relationships generally, but closely associated with the operation of legal institutions. Justice

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Edward Sankowski

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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2005
Subject:
Philosophy
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791 words
in one sense is identical with the ethics of who should receive benefits and burdens, good or bad things of many sorts, given that others might receive these things. Although discourse ... More
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The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
2,084 words

‘Justice’ refers to fair treatment: to treat an individual or a group justly is to give them the burdens or

JUSTICE

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Religion
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489 words
a divine attribute, expressed in God’s intolerance of evil and his punishment of sin. Rabbinic literature frequently refers to the tension between God’s justice (expressed by the divine ... More
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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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654 words
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In medieval thought, the problem of justice was approached in a properly theological context (as an attribute of God or

Justices

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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1,512 words

Medieval justice was plural. This had too do with the nature of justiciary power and the parcelling out of its

Justice, Concepts of

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The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
200 words

The Quranic terms for justice are qist and adl; justice is also implicit in the Quranic terms maruf (the

Justice, Equity, and Good Con-science

Justice, Equity, and Good Con-science   Reference library

The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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2009
Subject:
Law, History
Length:
971 words

This formula concerns “natural equity” (naturalis aequitas) as the ultimate source of justice and has conceptual roots in

Justice, Theories of

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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2009
Subject:
Law, History
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3,528 words
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Discussions of theories of justice and theories of rights against the state have been an important aspect of the intellectual

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The Oxford Companion to American Law

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Law
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1,661 words

What is justice, and what is the relation of justice to the idea of law? Justice centers on the imperative

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The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
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1,045 words

The quest for justice is a central theme of mystery fiction which has preoccupied succeeding generations of writers and sparked

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