miscarriage of justice

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miscarriage of justice

A wrong, unjust decision in a court of law. Newly discovered DNA evidence reveals that there had been a miscarriage of justice in the trial's original outcome 30 years before. Given the close political and financial ties between the defendants and various politicians, many believe their acquittal to be a miscarriage of justice.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

miscarriage of justice

a wrong or mistaken decision, especially one made in a court of law. Sentencing the old man on a charge of murder proved to be a miscarriage of justice. Punishing the student for cheating was a miscarriage of justice. He was innocent.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

miscarriage of justice

An unfair decision, especially one in a court of law. For example, Many felt that his being expelled from the school was a miscarriage of justice. This expression, which uses miscarriage in the sense of "making a blunder," was first recorded in 1875.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Often and often has the Iron Heel been dumbfounded by the miscarriage of its plans and operations against us.
Monsieur Stangerson was loud in his denunciation of this miscarriage of justice.
"We have decided not to permit twelve worthy men to commit a disgraceful miscarriage of justice.
I embarked in March, 1622, in the same fleet with the Count Vidigueira, on whom the king had conferred the viceroyship of the Indies, then vacant by the resignation of Alfonso Noronha, whose unsuccessful voyage in the foregoing year had been the occasion of the loss of Ormus, which being by the miscarriage of that fleet deprived of the succours necessary for its defence, was taken by the Persians and English.
I have heard that my excellent Grandfather -- one of the least irregular of his unhappy Isosceles class, who indeed obtained, shortly before his decease, four out of seven votes from the Sanitary and Social Board for passing him into the class of the Equal-sided -- often deplored, with a tear in his venerable eye, a miscarriage of this kind, which had occured to his great-great-great-Grandfather, a respectable Working Man with an angle or brain of 59 degrees
But the thing that made sleep all the more a thing not to be dreamed of, was my racking impatience to get out of this place and find out the whole size of what might have happened yonder in the slave-quarters in consequence of that intolerable miscarriage of mine.
Cedric the Saxon, overjoyed at the discomfiture of the Templar, and still more so at the, miscarriage of his two malevolent neighbours, Front-de-B uf and Malvoisin, had, with his body half stretched over the balcony, accompanied the victor in each course, not with his eyes only, but with his whole heart and soul.
Morse and her husband, after she had made due confession of the miscarriage of her plans.
A tall vegetable intended by nature to serve as a penal apparatus, though through a miscarriage of justice most trees bear only a negligible fruit, or none at all.
Any one of the countries represented at this little conference would only be the gainers by the miscarriage of my message, which is, without doubt, so far as they are concerned, of a distasteful nature.
In almost all, moreover, there is present, more or less in the foreground, a definite humanitarian aim, an attack on some time-consecrated evil--the poor-house system, the cruelties practised in private schools, or the miscarriage of justice in the Court of Chancery.
The unfortunate Gluck received life imprisonment in San Quentin, while the newspapers and the public held that it was a miscarriage of justice--that the death penalty should have been visited upon him.
The study found women under 25 had a rate of miscarriage of 58 in 1,000 births.
Targeting specifically the undergraduate level in sociology, criminology, journalism, and criminal justice programs, Turvey and Cooley introduce college students to the miscarriage of justice phenomenon in a structural manner, with language that is accessible and multidisciplinary.
San Francisco -- The risk of miscarriage of a genetically normal fetus is significantly increased in overweight women, compared with normal weight women, the findings of a retrospective case-control study of 204 miscarriages suggest.