miscarriage of justice


miscarriage of justice
mis·car·riage of justice /ˌmis-'kar-ij-, 'mis-ˌkar-/: an error at trial that probably led to a less favorable outcome for the appealing party

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

miscarriage of justice
index error, inequity, injustice, misjudgment

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


miscarriage of justice
n.
Errors made by a court that damage the rights of a party sufficiently to warrant reversal of the decision.

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


miscarriage of justice
n. The unjust and inappropriate outcome of a court proceeding.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


miscarriage of justice
A legal proceeding resulting in a prejudicial outcome.

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


miscarriage of justice
A legal proceeding resulting in a prejudicial outcome.

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  • miscarriage of justice — misˌcarriage of ˈjustice noun miscarriages of justice PLURALFORM [countable] a situation in which someone is wrongly punished by a court of law for something they did not do * * * miscarriage of justice UK US noun [C] (plural miscarriages of… …   Financial and business terms

  • miscarriage of justice — noun Failure of the courts to do justice • • • Main Entry: ↑miscarriage * * * misˌcarriage of ˈjustice [miscarriage of justice] noun uncountable …   Useful english dictionary

  • miscarriage of justice — ► NOUN ▪ a failure of a court or judicial system to fulfil the objective of justice …   English terms dictionary

  • miscarriage of justice — noun count a situation in which a court of law punishes someone for a crime they did not commit …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Miscarriage of justice — Criminal procedure Criminal trials and convictions …   Wikipedia

  • miscarriage of justice — Decision or outcome of legal proceeding that is prejudicial or inconsistent with substantial rights of party. As used in constitutional standard of reversible error, miscarriage of justice means a reasonable probability of more favorable outcome… …   Black's law dictionary

  • miscarriage of justice — Decision or outcome of legal proceeding that is prejudicial or inconsistent with substantial rights of party. As used in constitutional standard of reversible error, miscarriage of justice means a reasonable probability of more favorable outcome… …   Black's law dictionary

  • miscarriage of justice — miscarriages of justice N VAR A miscarriage of justice is a wrong decision made by a court, as a result of which an innocent person is punished. I can imagine no greater miscarriage of justice than the execution of an innocent man. ...a report… …   English dictionary

  • miscarriage of justice — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms miscarriage of justice : singular miscarriage of justice plural miscarriages of justice a situation in which a court of law punishes someone for a crime that they did not commit …   English dictionary

  • miscarriage of justice — mis.carriage of justice plural miscarriages of justice n [U and C] a situation in which someone is wrongly punished by a court of law for something they did not do ▪ the victim of a serious miscarriage of justice …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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