just


just
just adj [Latin justus lawful, merited, from jus right, law]: conforming to law or to the underlying principles of law: as
a: conforming to reason or a standard of correctness
just sanctions cannot be excessive in relation to the offense
b: conforming with what is deemed fair or good
the award of attorney's fees was just
the application of this rule retroactively is not just
just·ly adv
just·ness n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

just
I adjective aboveboard, according to law, admissible, aequus, affording no undue advantage, appropriate, as it should be, authoritative, awarded deservedly, balanced, befitting, bona fide, cogent, condign, conscientious, constitutional, deserved, deserving, detached, direct, disinterested, dispassionate, due, equable, equitable, ethical, even-handed, exact, expected, express, fair, fair and square, fair-minded, fit, fitting, forceful, honest, honorable, impartial, incorruptible, iustus, judicious, juridical, justifiable, justified, lawful, legal, legitimate, licit, logical, merited, meritorious, meritus, moral, objective, open-minded, open to reason, owed, owing, precise, principled, proper, rational, reasonable, reputable, righteous, right, righteous, rightful, scrupulous, sincere, solid, sound, square, straight, straightforward, sufficient, suitable, unbiased, unbigoted, unbought, unbribable, unbribed, unchallengeable, uncolored, uncorrupt, uncorrupted, unimpeachable, uninfluenced, unprejudiced, unswayed, upright, upstanding, veracious, virtuous, weighty, wise, worthy associated concepts: just and reasonable grounds, just cause, just claim, just compensation, just debts, just decision, just terms, just value in a case, without just cause foreign phrases:
- Ubi lex aliquem cogit ostendere causam, necesse est quod causa sit fusta et legitima. — Where the law compels a man to show cause, it is necessary that the cause be just and legal.
II index bona fide, condign, conscientious, equal, equitable, ethical, evenhanded, honest, impartial, incorruptible, judicial, juridical, licit, mere, meritorious, moral, objective, open-minded, reasonable (fair), rightful, solid (sound), suitable, unbiased, unprejudiced, upright

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


just
adj.
Fair; lawful; morally right.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


just
Legally right; conformity with that which is lawful or fair.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


just
Legally right; conformity with that which is lawful or fair.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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