Definition of rough justice in English:

rough justice

phrase

  • Treatment that is not scrupulously fair or in accordance with the law.

    • ‘But if that's what happened in these cases, it's at least rough justice.’
    • ‘These days it seems you don't have to look very far to find someone handing out pitchforks and torches and organizing a mob to administer rough justice on some bar.’
    • ‘Yet comparing price-sales ratios offers a couple of advantages: First, it exacts a kind of rough justice, just the sort the market has been meting out lately.’
    • ‘But there seems a kind of rough justice in his being forced to arbitrate between Satan and God in a diabolical chat show and, for all its shock and schlock tactics, the show implies that TV has a moral responsibility.’
    • ‘But in the meantime, it's hard to feel too bothered when the Internet community's long-established tradition of dispensing its own rough justice means that the world has one less spam king.’
    • ‘The problem with such a proactive system of justice is that it is prone to rough justice.’
    • ‘It is rough justice, but with a sound foundation.’
    • ‘It's rough justice, but justice all the same, from a certain point of view.’
    • ‘The overall American legal framework was reinterpreted and adapted to fit the exigent circumstances, and rough justice was often the result.’
    • ‘Such rough justice is popular, but it is hardly an ideal atmosphere in which to persuade people to in effect sign up voluntarily for the sex offenders’ register.’

Pronunciation

rough justice

/ˌrʌf ˈdʒʌstɪs/