Definition of social justice in English:

social justice


  • Justice in terms of the distribution of wealth, opportunities, and privileges within a society.

    ‘individuality gives way to the struggle for social justice’
    • ‘He was equally uncompromising in terms of his commitment to social justice.’
    • ‘The educated middle classes are voting for social justice.’
    • ‘Clearly her prime concern is social justice.’
    • ‘Fiction, by envisaging new forms of social organization, may enable us to envisage new forms of social justice.’
    • ‘Queen Victoria oversees a growing, changing Britain fueled by technology and industry, while her female subjects push for equal rights and social justice.’
    • ‘His ideas on social justice were the foundation of new humanism and of Romanticism in general.’
    • ‘His mission is to bring modernity and social justice to the town.’
    • ‘Both are adventurers who seek the perfect way of life, the former through sensual pleasure, the latter through social justice.’
    • ‘There is a growing movement for social justice for farm workers around the world.’
    • ‘He set out his agenda for a new world order in which good - peace, social justice, environmental reform - would triumph over evil.’
    • ‘Modern public services provide the social justice we promised would go with economic efficiency.’
    • ‘The struggle for social justice continues.’