The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Just \Just\, a. [F. juste, L. justus, fr. jus right, law,
justice; orig., that which is fitting; akin to Skr. yu to
join. Cf. Injury, Judge, Jury, Giusto.]
1. Conforming or conformable to rectitude or justice; not
doing wrong to any; violating no right or obligation;
upright; righteous; honest; true; -- said both of persons
and things. "O just but severe law!" --Shak.
There is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good,
and sinneth not. --Eccl. vii.
Just balances, just weights, . . . shall ye have.
How should man be just with God? --Job ix. 2.
We know your grace to be a man.
Just and upright. --Shak.
2. Not transgressing the requirement of truth and propriety;
conformed to the truth of things, to reason, or to a
proper standard; exact; normal; reasonable; regular; due;
as, a just statement; a just inference.
Just of thy word, in every thought sincere. --Pope.
The prince is here at hand: pleaseth your lordship
To meet his grace just distance 'tween our armies.
He was a comely personage, a little above just
Fire fitted with just materials casts a constant
heat. --Jer. Taylor.
The war shall stand ranged in its just array.
Their names alone would make a just volume.
3. Rendering or disposed to render to each one his due;
equitable; fair; impartial; as, just judge.
Men are commonly so just to virtue and goodness as
to praise it in others, even when they do not
practice it themselves. --Tillotson.
Just intonation. (Mus.)
(a) The correct sounding of notes or intervals; true
(b) The giving all chords and intervals in their purity or
their exact mathematical ratio, or without
temperament; a process in which the number of notes
and intervals required in the various keys is much
greater than the twelve to the octave used in systems
of temperament. --H. W. Poole.
Syn: Equitable; upright; honest; true; fair; impartial;
proper; exact; normal; orderly; regular.