bring (one) to justice

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bring (one) to justice

To punish one for a crime committed. My lawyer is confident that we can bring the man who stole my money to justice. The court must bring this criminal to justice.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

bring someone to justice

Fig. to punish someone for a crime. The police officer swore she would not rest until she had brought the killer to justice. Years later, the rapist was found out and finally brought to justice.
See also: bring, justice, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

bring somebody to ˈjustice

arrest somebody for a crime and put them on trial in a court of law: It is his job to bring the murderer to justice.
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