bring someone to justice

mainly journalism
to make someone have a trial in order to find out whether they are guilty of a crime

The girl's killers have never been brought to justice.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • bring someone to justice — mainly journalism phrase to make someone have a trial in order to find out whether they are guilty of a crime The girl’s killers have never been brought to justice. Thesaurus: court cases and legal processeshyponym Main entry: justice * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bring someone to justice — ► bring someone to justice arrest and try someone in court for a crime. Main Entry: ↑justice …   English terms dictionary

  • bring someone to justice — arrest and try someone in court for a crime. → justice …   English new terms dictionary

  • bring someone to book — british phrase to punish someone, or to make them explain their behaviour publicly when they have done something wrong If policemen have lied, then they must be brought to book. Thesaurus: to punish someonesynonym punishment of being legally… …   Useful english dictionary

  • justice — ► NOUN 1) just behaviour or treatment. 2) the quality of being just. 3) the administration of law or some other authority according to the principles of just behaviour and treatment. 4) a judge or magistrate. ● bring someone to justice Cf. ↑bring …   English terms dictionary

  • justice — jus|tice [ dʒʌstıs ] noun *** 1. ) uncount the fact that something is reasonable and fair: He appealed to their sense of justice. Campaigners are convinced of the justice of their cause. a ) treatment of people that is fair and morally right: the …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • justice */*/*/ — UK [ˈdʒʌstɪs] / US noun Word forms justice : singular justice plural justices 1) a) [uncountable] treatment of people that is fair and morally right the struggle for freedom and justice social justice: a society based on democracy, peace, and… …   English dictionary

  • justice — noun 1》 just behaviour or treatment.     ↘the quality of being just. 2》 the administration of the law or authority in maintaining this. 3》 a judge or magistrate. Phrases bring someone to justice arrest and try someone in court for a crime. do… …   English new terms dictionary

  • bring — W1S1 [brıŋ] v past tense and past participle brought [bro:t US bro:t] [T] [: Old English; Origin: bringan] 1.) a) to take something or someone with you to the place where you are now, or to the place you are talking about →↑take ▪ Did you bring… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bring — /brɪŋ / (say bring) verb (t) (brought, bringing) 1. to cause to come with oneself; take along to the place or person sought; conduct or convey. 2. to cause to come, as to a recipient or possessor, to the mind or knowledge, into a particular… …   Australian English dictionary

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