fairness noun

ADJ. strict

VERB + FAIRNESS achieve, ensure, guarantee a way of achieving fairness to the accused

FAIRNESS + VERB call for sth, demand sth, require sth Fairness demanded an equal division of the winnings.

PREP. in (all) ~ In all fairness to him, I should say that most of his story is true. | with ~ They were all treated with strict fairness. | ~ in the need for fairness in applying these rules | ~ to The new system of waiting lists should guarantee fairness to all patients.

PHRASES a sense of fairness Children have a very strong sense of fairness.