Justness
Justness Just"ness, n. The quality of being just; conformity to truth, propriety, accuracy, exactness, and the like; justice; reasonableness; fairness; equity; as, justness of proportions; the justness of a description or representation; the justness of a cause. [1913 Webster]

In value the satisfaction I had in seeing it represented with all the justness and gracefulness of action. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Note: Justness is properly applied to things, and justice to persons; but the distinction is not always observed.

Syn: Accuracy; exactness; correctness; propriety; fitness; reasonableness; equity; uprightness; justice. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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