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“Justice” is the Merriam Webster Year's Word for 2018

It's the job title of the members of the United States Supreme Court, the name of a former judge's current TV show &#821 1; and one of the enduring goals of American democracy. Now, "justice" is also the word of the year this year, as chosen by the dictionary people at Merriam-Webster. This year, the word consistently was among the best 20 or 30 viewed by visitors on Merriam-Webster's website, editor Peter Sokolowski explained the Associated Press. Searches for "justice" amount to almost 75 percent this year last year, on a website that provides more than 100 million page views a month and offers definitions for almost half a million words, says Sokolowski. [19659003] To be regarded as the word of the year, an access must binge both a high volume of online traffic and a significant annual increase in searches, he said. Uses that were common in 2018 included "race," "Obstruction of Justice" "" Socia In Justice, "and" Justice Department, "Sokolowski told AP. On Saturday, Fox News spoke Jeanine Pirro, hosted by "Justice with Judge Jeanine" on "Justice Policy." "We are in a dark and dangerous place in America tonight where politics operate our justice system, instead of Lady Justice being blind to politics," said Pirro in his Initial statement. President Trumps tweets have contributed to the dictionary's totalsum, Sokowloski noted. On August 1, for example, when Trump tweeted his desire to Attorney General Jeff Sessions to stop the Mueller investigation, Trump referred to " obstruction of justice ",…

It’s the job title of the members of the United States Supreme Court, the name of a former judge’s current TV show &#821

1; and one of the enduring goals of American democracy.

Now, “justice” is also the word of the year this year, as chosen by the dictionary people at Merriam-Webster.

This year, the word consistently was among the best 20 or 30 viewed by visitors on Merriam-Webster’s website, editor Peter Sokolowski explained the Associated Press.

Searches for “justice” amount to almost 75 percent this year last year, on a website that provides more than 100 million page views a month and offers definitions for almost half a million words, says Sokolowski. [19659003] To be regarded as the word of the year, an access must binge both a high volume of online traffic and a significant annual increase in searches, he said.

Uses that were common in 2018 included “race,” “Obstruction of Justice” “” Socia In Justice, “and” Justice Department, “Sokolowski told AP.

On Saturday, Fox News spoke Jeanine Pirro, hosted by “Justice with Judge Jeanine” on “Justice Policy.”

“We are in a dark and dangerous place in America tonight where politics operate our justice system, instead of Lady Justice being blind to politics,” said Pirro in his Initial statement.

President Trumps tweets have contributed to the dictionary’s totalsum, Sokowloski noted.

On August 1, for example, when Trump tweeted his desire to Attorney General Jeff Sessions to stop the Mueller investigation, Trump referred to ” obstruction of justice “, which led to 900 percent spik in search for the phrase over the same date in 2017.

Other words that saw increases in speeches this year include” maverick “(afterwards John McCain however); “respect” (after Aretha Franklin died); “Excelsior” (after bookstore Stan Lee died); and “nationalism” (after President Trump declared a nationalist).

Merriam Webster’s selection of “justice” as the word of the year follows Oxford’s dictionaries recently selected “toxic” and Dictionary.com selection of “incorrect information.”

Associated Press contributed to this story.

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