Justice (See also Lawgiving.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Justice (See also Lawgiving.)


  1. Aeacus a judge of the dead. [Rom. Lit.: Aeneid]
  2. Ahasuerus (519–465 B.C.) Persian king rectifies wrongs done to Jews. [O.T.: Esther 8:7–8]
  3. Arthur, King trained by Merlin to become a just ruler, he endeavors all his life to establish a realm where justice prevails. [Br. Lit.: Malory Le Mort d’Arthur]
  4. Asha in moral sphere, presides over righteousness. [Zoroastrianism: Jobes, 138]
  5. Astraea goddess of justice. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 59]
  6. Barataria island-city where Sancho Panza, as governor, settles disputes equitably. [Span. Lit.: Cervantes Don Quixote]
  7. blindfold worn by personification of justice. [Art: Hall, 183]
  8. blue in American flag, symbolizes justice. [Color Symbolism: Leach, 242; Jobes, 356]
  9. Brown vs. Board of Education landmark Supreme Court decision barring segregation of schools (1954). [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 544]
  10. Cambyses, Judgment of corrupt judge’s flayed flesh provides judicial throne. [Gk. Hist.: Herodotus]
  11. Carlos, Don conscience piqued, tries to lift Spanish yoke from Flemish. [Ger. Lit.: Don Carlos]
  12. Cauchon, Bishop presided impartially over the ecclesiastical trial of Joan of Arc. [Fr. Hist.: EB, (1963) V, 60]
  13. Dike one of Horae; personification of natural law and justice. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 85]
  14. Gideon v. Wainwright established right of all defendants to counsel (1963). [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 585]
  15. Hatto during a famine he saves food for the rich by burning the poor, whom he compares to mice; mice invade his tower and devour him. [Ger. Legend: Brewer Dictionary, 439]
  16. Henry VII (1457–1509) deliverer of Richard III’s just deserts. [Br. Lit.: Richard III]
  17. International Court of Justice main judicial organ of U.N. [World Hist.: NCE, 1351]
  18. Libra sign of the balance, weighing of right and wrong. [Zodiac: Brewer Dictionary, 640]
  19. Minos his justice approved even by the gods; became one of the three judges of the dead. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 168]
  20. Moran equitable councillor to King Feredach. [Irish Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 728]
  21. Moran’s collar strangled wearer if he judged unfairly. [Irish Folklore: Brewer Dictionary, 728]
  22. Nuremberg Trials surviving Nazi leaders put on trial (1946). [Eur. Hist.: Van Doren, 512]
  23. Portia as a lawyer, ingeniously interprets to Shylock the terms of Antonio’s bond. [Br. Drama: Shakespeare The Merchant of Venice]
  24. Prince Po settles dispute over a stolen child by asking the two claimants to pull it out of a circle of chalk by its arms. [Chin. Drama: The Circle of Chalk in Magill III, 193; cf. Brecht The Caucasian Chalk Circle in Weiss, 74]
  25. Rhadamanthus made judge in lower world for earthly impartiality. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Handbook, 911]
  26. rudbeckia indicates fairness. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 177]
  27. scales signify impartiality. [Art: Hall, 183]
  28. scepter denotes fairness and righteousness. [Heraldry: Halberts, 37]
  29. Solomon perspicaciously resolves dilemma of baby’s ownership. [O.T.: I Kings 16–28]
  30. stars, garland of emblem of equity. [Western Folklore: Jobes, 374]
  31. sword and scales attributes of St. Michael as devil-fighter and judge. [Christian Symbolism: Appleton, 98]
  32. Tale of Two Cities, A barrister London Stryver gets Charles Darnay acquitted by showing his resemblance to Sydney Carton. [Br. Lit.: Dickens A Tale of Two Cities]
  33. Valley of Jehoshaphat where men will be ultimately tried before God. [O.T.: Joel 3:2]
  34. World Court popular name for International Court of Justice which assumed functions of the World Court. [World Hist.: NCE, 3006–3007]
  35. Yves, St. equitable and incorruptible priest-lawyer. [Christian Hagiog.: Attwater, 347

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