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[305b]

Stranger
Now let us examine the function of the righteous judges.

Younger Socrates
Certainly.

Stranger
Has it any power beyond that of judging menÕs contracts with one another, pronouncing them right or wrong by the standard of the existing laws which it has received from the king and law-giver; showing its own peculiar virtue in that it is not so perverted by any bribes, or fears, or pity,


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