conformity with rules or standards
"the judge recognized the fairness of my claim"
fairness, fair-mindedness, candor, candour(noun)
ability to make judgments free from discrimination or dishonesty
paleness, blondness, fairness(noun)
the property of having a naturally light complexion
comeliness, fairness, loveliness, beauteousness(noun)
the quality of being good looking and attractive
English Synonyms and Antonyms
In its governmental relations, human or divine, justice is the giving to every person exactly what he deserves, not necessarily involving any consideration of what any other may deserve; equity (the quality of being equal) is giving every one as much advantage, privilege, or consideration as is given to any other; it is that which is equally right or just to all concerned; equity is equal justice and is thus a close synonym for fairness and impartiality, but it has a philosophical and legal precision that those words have not. In legal proceedings cases arise for which the law has not adequately provided, or in which general provisions, just in the main, would work individual hardship. The system of equity, devised to supply the insufficiencies of law, deals with cases "to which the law by reason of its universality can not apply." "Equity, then, ... is the soul and spirit of all law; positive law is construed and rational law is made by it."
Blackstonebk. iii, ch. 27, p. 429. In personal and social relations justice is the rendering to every one what is due or merited, whether in act, word, or thought; in matters of reasoning, or literary work of any kind, justice is close, faithful, unprejudiced, and unbiased adherence to essential truth or fact; we speak of the justice of a statement, or of doing justice to a subject. Integrity, rectitude, right, righteousness and virtue denote conformity of personal conduct to the moral law, and thus necessarily include justice, which is giving others that which is their due. Lawfulness is an ambiguous word, meaning in its narrower sense mere legality, which may be very far from justice, but in its higher sense signifying accordance with the supreme law of right, and thus including perfect justice. Justness refers rather to logical relations than to practical matters; as, we speak of the justness of a statement or of a criticism. See JUDGE, n.
The justice of the king; to or for the oppressed.
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I feel victimised by the regulator, (This) erodes my faith in the fairness of the FCA process ... None of the senior managers who gave me the instructions to share my (trading) positions have been held to account.
In all fairness, it's just like, paper. It's paper, it goes across the desk. It can be great but it's paper. It's not the same thing to me.
Sending soldiers out to combat mosquitoes makes a big splash in the media, and in fairness it does help people understand the importance of basic sanitation, but it will not remotely solve the problem.
The pressures are latent but it's not yet manifest in our politics, the thing to watch for is the extent to which politicians begin to question the fairness of the system. You need to see more of that before the system's legitimacy is in peril.
Today's decision powerfully underscores the fairness and propriety of this historic settlement.
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- безпристрастие, справедливостBulgarian
- εντιμότητα, δικαιοκρισία, αμεροληψίαGreek
- адилеттүүлүк, актык, ак ниеттик, калыстык, тууралыкKyrgyz
- công bằngVietnamese
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