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Main Entry: 1just
Pronunciation: primarystressjschwast
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English just "reasonable, proper," from early French juste and Latin justus (same meaning), from Latin jus "right, law" --related to JUDGE, JURY, PREJUDICE
1 a : WELL-FOUNDED, REASONABLE <a just comment> b : being in agreement with a standard of correctness : PROPER <a just price>
2 a : morally right or good : RIGHTEOUS <a just cause for war> b : being deserved <just punishment>
3 : legally right <a just title>
synonym see UPRIGHT
- just·ly adverb

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