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    Justice.

    Hello Teacher,
    I am Sam and am curious about a word used in english language, the word is "JUSTICE" and it fails me to understand the breakup in the word. When i tried to extract the meaning and saw the funny meaning of the word come-up, i.e, JUST+ICE, is it to say that in the present scenario will see he real breakup in the word come true.
    The above point is a question and i would appreciate the origin of the said word and any related answers.
    Thanking You.

    Regards,
    Sam.

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    Re: Justice.

    Hello Sam

    "Justice" derives from the Old French word "justice". This derives from the Latin word "justitia", which means "equity" or "righteousness", and in turn derives from the Latin word "justus", which means "just", or "pertaining to law".

    The "-ice" ending is therefore a modified version of the Latin ending "-itia", which is the rough equivalent of the English ending "-ness".

    "Justice" therefore in effect means "just-ness".

    Does that help?

    MrP

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