Meaning of the sword of justice in English:

the sword of justice


  • Judicial authority.

    ‘Law professor Paul Laband argued in 1897 that women were too weak ‘to wield the sword of justice.’’
    • ‘But the sword of justice should not be used to force me to compensate those with less talent.’
    • ‘Justice attempts to settle matters to the highest truth, to separate truth from falsehood (the function of the sword of justice).’
    • ‘Our nation's hand, it was said, would wield the sword of justice.’