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


    rough justice

    BrE BrE//ˌrʌf ˈdʒʌstɪs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌrʌf ˈdʒʌstɪs//
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  1. 1punishment that does not seem fair It was rough justice that they lost in the closing seconds of the game.
  2. 2treatment that is fair but not official or expected There was a certain amount of rough justice in his downfall.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: rough justice