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I'm looking for a word that means "someone brought to justice.". She was (brought to justice) in the court.

Example: She was ______ in the court.

She is not guilty. I am not looking for: justified or exonerate or convicted

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    Welcome to the site. In my opinion this question would be improved with a little more information. Can you expand on the way you hope to use the word you seek? For example, is it correct to assume that answers should match the pattern, "She was ______ in the court." – Lumberjack Aug 21 '18 at 13:09
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    @IqbalAhmedSiyal that has the opposite meaning. Justify means to prove or show to be just, right, or reasonable. – wrymug Aug 21 '18 at 13:33
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    @SabikaAmjad "brought to justice", generally means that a person was found guilty and punished. Is this the word you are looking for? – bookmanu Aug 21 '18 at 13:53
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    Convicted Having been declared guilty of a criminal offence by the verdict of a jury or the decision of a judge. Please show and share your efforts at finding a suitable term. Please edit your question and explain if "convict" does not fit. – Mari-Lou A Aug 21 '18 at 14:07
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    Casting my vote to close for lack of research and effort. – Mari-Lou A Aug 21 '18 at 14:09
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I might say she was vindicated in court if her innocence was proven, or I might say she was convicted in court if she was found guilty. You might also say the case was adjudicated in court, but I don't think you would ever say she was adjudicated in court.

vindicate - verb - to free from allegation or blame


convict - verb - to find or prove to be guilty


adjudicate - to make an official decision about who is right in (a dispute) : to settle judicially

If I were to hear that someone had been "brought to justice" I would assume they had been convicted of a crime. I.E. "She was convicted in the court." Or perhaps better would be "She was tried and convicted in a court of law."

  • nice efforts Lumberjack! – Ubi hatt Aug 21 '18 at 15:00
  • I think I was looking for the word 'vindicate'. Thank you so much – Sabika Amjad Aug 21 '18 at 19:37
  • @SabikaAmjad you should accept Lumberjack's answer. You can do this if you click on the checkmark below the bottom arrow. The grey checkmark will then turn green, and everyone will know that your search has ended. – Mari-Lou A Aug 21 '18 at 21:41
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I guess this is a simple answer, but I think "judge" fits.

verb
1.2 [with object and complement] Give a verdict on (someone) in a law court. ‘she was judged innocent of murder’
Oxford Living Dictionaries

verb
2.
b. To pass sentence on; condemn.
American Heritage Dictionary


The following passages are from two versions of the Bible from Revelation 20:13.

"and they were judged every man according to their works."
King James Version

"and each person was judged according to what they had done."
New International Version

I take these to mean to bring to justice each person.

Your sentence:

She was judged in the court.

  • +1 Great answer. To expand, in colloquial usage this word often has the connotation of an implied bias against the person judged. – Lumberjack Aug 21 '18 at 17:37

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