n. A commodity which is a more or less adulterated condition the State sells to the citizen as a reward for his allegiance, taxes and personal service.

Passer à pleines voiles à travers les mailles de la justice = To drive a coach-and-four through an Act of Parliament.

[Also: Il est facile de donner une entorse à la loi.]

La justice ne connaît personne = Justice is no respecter of persons.