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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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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.

When all

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 hin 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.