s) KEY NOUN:
IDIOM: do justice to
- The quality of being just; fairness.
- The principle of moral rightness; equity.
- Conformity to moral rightness in action or attitude; righteousness.
- The upholding of what is just, especially fair treatment and due reward in accordance with honor, standards, or law.
- Law The administration and procedure of law.
- Conformity to truth, fact, or sound reason: The overcharged customer was angry, and with justice.
Abbr. J. Law
- A judge.
- A justice of the peace.
- To treat adequately, fairly, or with full appreciation: The subject is so complex that I cannot do justice to it in a brief survey.
Middle English, from Old French, from Latin istitia
, from istus
; see just1