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Justice, (personified as a fem. in R2 II, 1, 227. Oth. V, 2, 17. Per. V, 1, 122) 1) equal distribution of right, conformity to the laws and the principles of equity, either as a quality or as a rule of acting: Lucr. 1649. Meas. II, 2, 100. III, 2, 268. V, 20. Err. V, 133. Err. V, 133 Err. V, 133 Merch. II, 8, 17. III, 2, 281. IV, 1, 315. Wint. II, 1, 67. H8 III, 1, 116 “(if you have any j.).” Tit. IV, 3, 15. Tit. IV, 3, 15 Tim. IV, 1, 16. Mcb. IV, 3, 92. Oth. IV, 1, 223 etc. “reprieve him from the wrath of greatest j.” All's III, 4, 29 (i. e. God). in j. == justly, assisting the cause of right and truth: “I will in j. charge thee,” Wint. II, 3, 180. “God in j. hath revealed,” H6B II, 3, 105. V, 2, 25. H6C II, 2, 130. III, 2, 5. V, 4, 81. R3 V, 3, 254. Tit. I, 180. Cymb. V, 5, 464. “to do j.:” H8 III, 2, 396. Cor. IV, 4, 25. “to do a p. j.:” John II, 172. H8 II, 4, 13. Lr. V, 3, 128. Ant. III, 6, 88. “to give j.:” Meas. V, 25. Meas. V, 25 to have j. == to be dealt with justly: Meas. V, 453. Merch. IV, 1, 316. Tit. IV, 3, 79. Tit. IV, 3, 79
2) judicial proceeding, operation of the laws: “j. is feasting while the widow weeps,” Lucr. 906. “sparing j. feeds iniquity,” Lucr. 906 “the terms for common j.” Meas. I, 1, 12. “liberty plucks j. by the nose,” I, 3, 29. I, 3, 29 II, 1, 21. II, 1, 21 II, 2, 30. III, 2, 258. IV, 2, 83. IV, 2, 83 V, 6. V, 6 LLL IV, 3, 384. Merch. III, 3, 29. All's V, 3, 154; cf. H4B V, 2, 109. Wint. III, 2, 6. Wint. III, 2, 6 Wint. III, 2, 6 R2 I, 3, 235. H6B II, 1, 204. H8 V, 3, 46. Mcb. I, 7, 10 etc. to do j. == to execute the law: H4B V, 2, 109. H6B IV, 7, 72.
3) justness, well-founded right: “the j. of my flying hence,” Gent. IV, 3, 29. “the j. of your title,” Meas. IV, 1, 74. “if the duke avouch the j. of your dealing,” IV, 2, 200. “to mitigate the j. of thy plea,” Merch. IV, 1, 203. “depose him in the j. of his cause,” R2 I, 3, 30; cf. H6C II, 1, 133 and Tit. I, 2. “i' the j. of compare,” Per. IV, 3, 9. Dubious passage: “keep thy word's j.” Lr. III, 4, 83 (Qq word justly).
4) one commissioned to hold courts, a judge: “my brother j.” Meas. III, 2, 267. “and then the j.” As II, 7, 153. IV, 1, 203. V, 4, 103. All's V, 2, 35. Wint. IV, 4, 288. H4B V, 4, 30. R3 II, 3, 46. Lr. IV, 6, 155. Lr. IV, 6, 155 “my lord chief j.” H4B V, 2, 1. V, 3, 144. V, 5, 48. you are right, j. (== chief-j.): H4B V, 2, 102. “j. of peace:” Wiv. I, 1, 5. Wiv. I, 1, 5 Wiv. I, 1, 5 H6B IV, 7, 45. “--s of the peace:” H4B III, 2, 64. of peace omitted: Wiv. II, 3, 49. Wiv. II, 3, 49 H4B III, 2, 324. H4B III, 2, 324 V, 1, 75. “J. Shallow:” Wiv. I, 1, 77. H4B III, 2, 62 (Evans' and Bardolph's speeches).
5) In drinking, == a pledge: “I'll do you j.” Oth. II, 3, 90.
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