English version

miscarriage of justice

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Law
miscarriage of justicemisˌcarriage of ˈjustice noun (plural miscarriages of justice) [countable, uncountable] 🔊 🔊 SCLUNFAIRa situation in which someone is wrongly punished by a court of law for something they did not do 🔊 the victim of a serious miscarriage of justice
Examples from the Corpus
miscarriage of justiceAnd people should not assume there had been a miscarriage of justice.That is a miscarriage of justice.The case is unusual because unlike other cases of miscarriage of justice connected with Northern Ireland the convicted men are Protestants.The roots of miscarriage of justice are to be found in police investigations.
From Longman Business Dictionarymiscarriage of justicemisˌcarriage of ˈjustice noun (plural miscarriages of justice) [countable] a situation in which someone is wrongly punished by a court of law for something they did not do
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