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JUST, adjective [Latin justus. The primary sense is probably straight or close, from the sense of setting, erecting, or extending.]
1. Regular; orderly; due; suitable.
The war shall stand ranged in its just array.
2. Exactly proportioned; proper.
Pleaseth your lordship
To meet his grace, just distance 'tween our armies?
3. Full; complete to the common standard.
He was a comely personage, a little above just stature.
4. Full; true; a sense allied to the preceding, or the same.
--So that once the skirmish was like to have come to a just battle.
5. In a moral sense, upright; honest; having principles of rectitude; or conforming exactly to the laws, and to principles of rectitude in social conduct; equitable in the distribution of justice; as a just judge.
6. In an evangelical sense, righteous; religious; influenced by a regard to the laws of God; or living in exact conformity to the divine will.
There is not a just man on earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not. Ecclesiastes 7:15.
7. Conformed to rules of justice; doing equal justice.
JUST balances, just weights, a just ephah and a just him shall ye have. Leviticus 19:36.
8. Conformed to truth; exact; proper; accurate; as just thoughts; just expressions; just images or representations; a just description; a just inference.
9. True; founded in truth and fact; as a just charge or accusation.
10. Innocent; blameless; without guilt.
How should man be just with God? Job 9:2.
11. Equitable; due; merited; as a just recompense or reward.
--Whose damnation is just Romans 3:8.
12. True to promises; faithful; as just to one's word or engagements.
13. Impartial; allowing what is due; giving fair representation of character, merit or demerit.
JUST', adverb Close or closely; ; near or nearly, in place. He stood just by the speaker, and heard what he said. He stood just at the entrance of the city.
1. Near or nearly in time; almost. just at that moment he arose and fled.
2. Exactly; nicely; accurately. They remain just of the same opinion.
'Tis with our judgments as our watches; Go just alike, yet each believes his own.
3. Merely; barely; exactly.
--And having just enough, not covet more.
4. Narrowly. He just escaped without injury.
JUST, noun A mock encounter on horseback; a combat for sport or for exercise, in which the combatants pushed with lances and swords, man to man, in mock fight; a tilt; one of the exercises at tournaments.
JUST, verb intransitive
1. To engage in mock fight on horseback.
2. To push; to drive; to justle.
Is rendering to every one that which is his due. It has been distinguished from equity in this respect, that while justice means merely the doing what positive law demands, equity means the doing of what is fair and right in every separate case.
Exodus 23:1-3; Exodus 23:6-8; Leviticus 19:13-15; Deuteronomy 16:18-20; Deuteronomy 25:1-4; Ezra 7:26; Psalms 72:1-2; Psalms 82:2-4; Proverbs 17:15; Proverbs 17:26; Proverbs 18:5; Proverbs 18:17; Proverbs 20:8; Proverbs 22:27; Proverbs 24:23; Proverbs 28:21; Proverbs 29:26; Ecclesiastes 3:16-17; Ecclesiastes 5:8; Ecclesiastes 7:7; Isaiah 1:17; Isaiah 56:1; Isaiah 59:14-15; Jeremiah 22:1-4; Lamentations 3:35-36; Amos 5:7; Amos 5:11-12; Micah 7:3; Habakkuk 1:4; Zech 8:16; Matthew 5:23-24; Matthew 12:7; John 7:24; John 7:51; 1 Corinthians 13:6
Court; Judges; Witness; Lawyer
JUST'ICE, noun [Latin justitia, from justus, just.]
1. The virtue which consists in giving to every one what is his due; practical conformity to the laws and to principles of rectitude in the dealings of men with each other; honesty; integrity in commerce or mutual intercourse. justice is distributive or commutative. Distributive justice belongs to magistrates or rulers, and consists in distributing to every man that right or equity which the laws and the principles of equity require; or in deciding controversies according to the laws and to principles of equity. Commutative justice consists in fair dealing in trade and mutual intercourse between man and man.
2. Impartiality; equal distribution of right in expressing opinions; fair representation of facts respecting merit or demerit. In criticisms, narrations, history or discourse, it is a duty to do justice to every man, whether friend or foe.
3. Equity; agreeableness to right; as, he proved the justice of his claim. This should, in strictness, be justness.
4. Vindictive retribution; merited punishment. Sooner or later, justice overtakes the criminal.
5. Right; application of equity. His arm will do him justice
6. [Low Latin justiciarius.] A person commissioned to hold courts, or to try and decide controversies and administer justice to individuals; as the Chief justice of the king's bench, or of the common pleas, in England; the Chief justice of the supreme court in the United States, etc. and justices of the peace.
JUST'ICE, verb transitive To administer justice [Little used.]
That perfection of his nature whereby he is infinitely righteous in himself and in all he does, the righteousness of the divine nature exercised in his moral government. At first God imposes righteous laws on his creatures and executes them righteously. Justice is not an optional product of his will, but an unchangeable principle of his very nature. His legislative justice is his requiring of his rational creatures conformity in all respects to the moral law. His rectoral or distributive justice is his dealing with his accountable creatures according to the requirements of the law in rewarding or punishing them (Psalms 89:14). In remunerative justice he distributes rewards (James 1:12; 2 Timothy 4:8); in vindictive or punitive justice he inflicts punishment on account of transgression (2 Thessalonians 1:6). He cannot, as being infinitely righteous, do otherwise than regard and hate sin as intrinsically hateful and deserving of punishment. "He cannot deny himself" (2 Timothy 2:13). His essential and eternal righteousness immutably determines him to visit every sin as such with merited punishment.
JUST'ICEABLE, adjective Liable to account in a court of justice. [Little used.]
JUST'ICER, noun An administrator of justice. [Little used.]
JUST'ICESHIP, noun The office or dignity of a justice.
JUSTI'CIAR, noun [Latin justiciarius.] An administrator of justice.
1. A chief justice.
2. One that boasts of the justice of his own act. [Not used.]
JUST'IFIABLE, adjective [from justify.] That may be proved to be just; that may be vindicated on principles of law, reason, rectitude or propriety; defensible; vindicable. No breach of law or moral obligation is justifiable. The execution of a malefactor in pursuance of a sentence of court, is justifiable homicide.
JUST'IFIABLENESS, noun The quality of being justifiable; rectitude; possibility of being defended or vindicated.
JUST'IFIABLY, adverb In a manner that admits of vindication or justification; rightly.
A forensic term, opposed to condemnation. As regards its nature, it is the judicial act of God, by which he pardons all the sins of those who believe in Christ, and accounts, accepts, and treats them as righteous in the eye of the law, i.e., as conformed to all its demands. In addition to the pardon (q.v.) of sin, justification declares that all the claims of the law are satisfied in respect of the justified. It is the act of a judge and not of a sovereign. The law is not relaxed or set aside, but is declared to be fulfilled in the strictest sense; and so the person justified is declared to be entitled to all the advantages and rewards arising from perfect obedience to the law (Romans 5:1-10).
It proceeds on the imputing or crediting to the believer by God himself of the perfect righteousness, active and passive, of his Representative and Surety, Jesus Christ (Romans 10:3-9). Justification is not the forgiveness of a man without righteousness, but a declaration that he possesses a righteousness which perfectly and for ever satisfies the law, namely, Christ's righteousness (2 Corinthians 5:21; Romans 4:6-8).
The sole condition on which this righteousness is imputed or credited to the believer is faith in or on the Lord Jesus Christ. Faith is called a "condition," not because it possesses any merit, but only because it is the instrument, the only instrument by which the soul appropriates or apprehends Christ and his righteousness (Romans 1:17; 3:25, 26; 4:20, 22; Philippians 3:8-11; Galatians 2:16).
The act of faith which thus secures our justification secures also at the same time our sanctification (q.v.); and thus the doctrine of justification by faith does not lead to licentiousness (Romans 6:2-7). Good works, while not the ground, are the certain consequence of justification (6:14; 7:6). (See GALATIANS, EPISTLE TO.)
Genesis 15:6; Romans 4:3; Psalms 32:2; Psalms 71:16; Psalms 89:16; Isaiah 42:21; Isaiah 45:24-25; Isaiah 46:12-13; Isaiah 50:8; Isaiah 51:5-6; Isaiah 53:11; Isaiah 54:17; Isaiah 56:1; Isaiah 61:10; Jeremiah 23:6; Zech 3:4; John 5:24; Acts 13:39; Romans 1:16-17; Habakkuk 2:4; Galatians 3:11; Romans 2:13; Romans 3:21-22; Romans 3:24-26; Romans 3:28; Romans 3:30; Romans 4:5-25; Romans 5:1; Romans 5:9; Romans 5:11-21; Romans 6:22; Romans 7:1-25; Romans 8:1; Romans 8:30-31; Romans 8:33-34; Romans 9:30-32; Romans 10:1-21; 1 Corinthians 1:30; 1 Corinthians 6:11; 2 Corinthians 5:19; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 2:14-21; Galatians 3:8-9; Galatians 3:6; Galatians 3:21-22; Galatians 3:24; Galatians 4:21-31; Galatians 5:4-6; Ephesians 6:14; Philippians 3:8-9; Colossians 2:13-14; Titus 3:7; Hebrews 11:4; Hebrews 11:7; James 2:20-23; James 2:26
Adoption; Forgiveness; Regeneration; Sanctification; Sin, Confession of; Sin, Forgiveness of
1. The act of justifying; a showing to be just or conformable to law, rectitude or propriety; vindication; defense. The court listened to the evidence and arguments in justification of the prisoner's conduct. Our disobedience to God's commands admits no justification
I hope, for my brother's justification he wrote this but as an essay of my virtue.
3. In law, the showing of a sufficient reason in court why a defendant did what he is called to answer. Pleas in justification must set forth some special matter.
4. In theology, remission of sin and absolution from guilt and punishment; or an act of free grace by which God pardons the sinner and accepts him as righteous, on account of the atonement of Christ.
JUSTIF'ICATIVE, adjective Justifying; that has power to justify.
JUSTIFICA'TOR, noun One who justifies. [Little used.]
JUST'IFIER, noun One who justifies; one who vindicates, supports or defends.
1. He who pardons and absolves from guilt and punishment.
That he might be just, and the justifier of him who believeth in Jesus. Romans 3:26.
JUST'IFY, verb transitive [Latin justus, just, and facio, to make.]
1. To prove or show to be just, or conformable to law, right, justice, propriety or duty; to defend or maintain; to vindicate as right. We cannot justify disobedience or ingratitude to our Maker. We cannot justify insult or incivility to our fellow men. Intemperance, lewdness, profaneness and dueling are in no case to be justified.
2. In theology, to pardon and clear form guilt; to absolve or acquit from guilt and merited punishment, and to accept as righteous on account of the merits of the Savior, or by the application of Christ's atonement to the offender.
3. To cause another to appear comparatively righteous, or less guilty than one's self. Ezekiel 16:1.
4. To judge rightly of.
Wisdom is justified by her children. Matthew 11:1.
5. To accept as just and treat with favor. James 2:1.
JUST'IFY, verb intransitive In printing, to agree; to suit; to conform exactly; to form an even surface or true line with something else. Types of different sizes will not justify with each other.
JUS'TLE, verb intransitive jus'l. [See Jostle and Just.] To run against; to encounter; to strike against; to clash.
The chariots shall rage in the streets; they shall justle one against another in the broad ways. Nahum 2:4
JUS'TLE, verb transitive jus'l. To push; to drive; to force by rushing against; commonly followed by off or out; as, to justle a thing off the table, or out of its place.
First occurrence in the Bible(KJV): Nahum 2:4
JUST'LY, adverb [from just.] In conformity to law, justice or propriety; by right. The offender is justly condemned. The hero is justly rewarded, applauded or honored.
1. According to truth and facts. His character is justly described.
2. Honestly; fairly; with integrity; as, to do justly Micah 6:8.
3. Properly; accurately; exactly.
Their feet assist their hands, and justly beat the ground.
JUST'NESS, noun Accuracy; exactness; as the justness of proportions.
1. Conformity to truth; as the justness of a description or representation.
2. Justice; reasonableness; equity; as the justness of a cause or of a demand. [Justness is properly applied to things, and justice to persons; but the distinction is not always observed.]
1. Another name for Joseph, surnamed Barsabas. He and Matthias are mentioned only in Acts 1:23. "They must have been among the earliest disciples of Jesus, and must have been faithful to the end; they must have been well known and esteemed among the brethren. What became of them afterwards, and what work they did, are entirely unknown" (Lindsay's Acts of the Apostles).
2. A Jewish proselyte at Corinth, in whose house, next door to the synagogue, Paul held meetings and preached after he left the synagogue (Acts 18:7).
3. A Jewish Christian, called Jesus, Paul's only fellow-labourer at Rome, where he wrote his Epistle to the Colossians (Colossians 4:11).
just or upright
1. A disciple nominated with Matthias to succeed Judas Iscariot
2. A believer in Corinth
3. Called Jesus, a disciple in Rome
- A surname of Joseph, called Barsabas. (Acts 1:23) (A.D. 30.)
- A Christian at Corinth, with whom St. Paul lodged. (Acts 18:7) (A.D. 49.) (Given in the Revised Version as TITUS JUSTUS JUSTUS; and it is possible that he may be the same person as Titus the companion of Paul.)
- A surname of Jesus, a friend of St. Paul. (Colossians 4:11) (A.D. 57.)