Definition of the Ministry of Justice from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the Ministry of Justice

 
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the British government department responsible for policy on criminal law, for courts and prisons, and for defending people's legal rights. The Justice Minister is known as the Secretary of State for Justice and is also the Lord Chancellor. The Ministry of Justice is also responsible for the National Archives.