Justice delayed is justice denied.
—Anonymous, often quoted

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Justice delayed is justice denied — is a legal cliché meaning that if legal redress is available for a party that has suffered some injury, but is not forthcoming in a timely fashion, it is effectively the same as having no redress at all. This principle is the basis for the right… …   Wikipedia

  • justice delayed is justice denied — The idea of a link between delay and denial of justice is an old one (Cf. 1215 MAGNA CARTA To no man will we sell, or deny, or delay right or justice), but this formulation appears to be modern and mainly US. 1999 Daily Nation (Nairobi) 9 Dec.… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • justice — jus·tice / jəs təs/ n [Old French, from Latin justitia, from justus just] 1 a: the quality of being just, impartial, or fair it is not the province of the court to decide upon the justice or injustice...of these laws Scott v. Sanford, 60 U.S. 393 …   Law dictionary

  • justice — see justice delayed is justice denied …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • Katyn massacre — This article is about the 1940 massacre of Polish officers. For the 1943 massacre of Belarusian civilians, see Khatyn massacre. Katyn Kharkiv Mednoye memorial The Katyn massacre, also known as the Katyn Forest massacre (Polish …   Wikipedia

  • United States invasion of Panama — Invasion of Panama US soldiers prepare to take La Comandancia in the El Chorrillo neighborhood of Panama City, December 1989 …   Wikipedia

  • Thomas Jefferson — Infobox President name=Thomas Jefferson order=3rd President of the United States term start=March 4, 1801 term end=March 4, 1809 predecessor=John Adams successor=James Madison birth date=OldStyleDate|April 13|1743|April 2 birth place=Shadwell,… …   Wikipedia

  • Mehram Ali versus Federation of Pakistan — Mehram Ali versus Federation Pakistan (PLD 1998 SC 1445) is considered to be a important judgment of Supreme Court of Pakistan and marked the importance of the independence of a judiciary, particularly in reference to the Article 175 of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs, Thematic Index — absence absence makes the heart grow fonder he who is absent is always in the wrong the best of friends must part blue are the hills that are far away distance lends enchantment to the view out of sight, out of mind …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • Legal remedy — Judicial remedies Legal remedies (Da …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”