travesty of justice

(redirected from travesty)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to travesty: travesty of justice

travesty of justice

a miscarriage of justice; an act of the legal system that is an insult to the system of justice. The jury's verdict was a travesty of justice. The lawyer complained that the judge's ruling was a travesty of justice.
See also: justice, of
References in periodicals archive ?
But it would have been a travesty if they had won because we outplayed them.
The 53-year-old, one of the mineworkers who reopened Tower Colliery with their redundancy money in 1995 and ran it profitably until 2008, added: "It would be an absolute travesty for the taxpayers in the UK if she was to have a state funeral.
If the red card hadn't been rescinded it would have been a travesty.
It's a travesty for the competition because the team that should be playing next Sunday isn't," fumed Wales assistant coach Shaun Edwards, then adding: "In times like this it's important to keep your dignity and not say what you think.
For me, it would have been an injustice, a travesty, if we hadn't gone through.
It is fortuitous that two of your retired officers have uncovered a travesty that has overshadowed Alfred Moore's daughters for 56 years.
Stretford said: "I believe the verdicts of the disciplinary panel against me are a travesty of the facts heard by its members during the hearing.
Dougherty in his November Trails End column regarding the travesty that is occurring with the "World Hunting Association".
The people who have created such negativity about such a special person as Tyra Banks have done women a disservice -- it's a travesty," Dr.
The family unit, and Canada as a whole, can ill afford to squander what may be the last opportunity to overturn the same-sex "marriage" travesty foisted on this nation by the former Liberal government and its accomplices in the homosexual and left-liberal communities.
Poor Joan was always a camp object while Bette wasn't afraid of being so perceived and had fun with it all the way to the final travesty of Wicked Stepmother.
The fact that so many working Americans are without health care ``is an American tragedy, an absolute travesty,'' Villaraigosa said.
Karen Stokes, a native Houstonian and director of Travesty Dance Group, has made a collection of short works about her beloved hometown called Hometown.
I agree that the resultant media circus was a travesty but I don't think the students are right to heap opprobrium on all politicians for believing in one of Western civilzation's defining virtues.
Seeking Salvation A History of the Black Church in Canada Travesty Productions Directed by Phillip Daniels Starring Tonya Lee Williams, Maurice Dean Wint