Definition of miscarriage of justice noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


miscarriage of justice

BrE BrE//ˌmɪskærɪdʒ əv ˈdʒʌstɪs//
, BrE//ˌmɪsˌkærɪdʒ əv ˈdʒʌstɪs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪskærɪdʒ əv ˈdʒʌstɪs//
[uncountable, countable] (law)
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a situation in which a court makes a wrong decision, especially when somebody is punished when they are innocent
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: miscarriage of justice