rough justice


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rough justice

Excessive punishment. I know a lot of citizens wouldn't mind administering some rough justice to those thugs, but that's not what we stand for.
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rough justice

1 treatment, especially punishment, that is approximately fair. 2 treatment that is not at all fair or not in accordance with the law.
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rough ˈjustice

punishment or rewards given without enough care so that people feel they have been unfairly treated: The pensioners complained that they had received rough justice when their claim for an increase in benefits was rejected without discussion.
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VIGILANTES have been doling out rough justice to criminals and posting videos of the savage and elaborate punishments online.
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Sure rough justice may be better than no justice, but nevertheless, it is still rough justice, and that is the risk all expats take.
It was rough justice on a welldrilled and well-organised Aberdeen outfit who have serious claims of finishing "best of the rest" behind guaranteed SPL winners Celtic.
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It would have been rough justice on Villa who had done enough to earn at least a share of the spoils - and should themselves have won the game in injury time as Nigel Reo-Coker shot wide when one-on-one with keeper Petr Cech.
"This execution is medieval rough justice gone badly wrong" - Robert Westhead, spokesman for MDF, the Bipolar Organisation charity, on the execution by the Chinese of Akmal Shaikh, 53, from London, for drug smuggling.
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