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Department of Justice   /dɪpˈɑrtmənt əv dʒˈəstəs/   Listen
Department of Justice

The United States federal department responsible for enforcing federal laws (including the enforcement of all civil rights legislation); created in 1870.  Synonyms: DoJ, Justice, Justice Department.

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"Department of Justice" Quotes from Famous Books

... are," said the professor, shortly. "The craft came right out of a fastness in the mountain-side—a place difficult to reach, and which would not seem to attract aviators of the ordinary class." "I know what he is thinking of," cried Mark, suddenly. "I read in the paper that the Department of Justice officers are after some big smugglers and that it is believed the criminals, in going back and forth into Canada, use some kind of an aerial craft. Isn't that so, ...
— On a Torn-Away World • Roy Rockwood

... eagerly deposited in my lap. The king snake, by the way, although most friendly with Quentin, had just been making a resolute effort to devour one of the smaller snakes. As Quentin and his menagerie were an interruption to my interview with the Department of Justice, I suggested that he go into the next room, where four Congressmen were drearily waiting until I should be at leisure. I thought that he and his snakes would probably enliven their waiting time. He at once fell in with ...
— Letters to His Children • Theodore Roosevelt

... long since broken with the clerical regime. I myself decreed the admissibility of laymen to all offices but one. In order to show my sincerity, for some time I had lay ministers! I entrusted the finances to a mere accountant, the department of justice to an obscure little advocate, and that of war to a man of business who had been intendant to several Cardinals. I admit that for the moment we have no laymen in the Ministry; but my subjects may console ...
— The Roman Question • Edmond About

Words linked to "Department of Justice" :   Federal Bureau of Investigation, bop, BJA, Drug Enforcement Administration, US Marshals Service, law, United States Marshals Service, BJS, NIJ, National Institute of Justice, FBI, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Bureau of Justice Assistance, jurisprudence, legislation, statute law, Drug Enforcement Agency, executive department, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Marshals, DEA

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