Distributive Justice Law and Legal Definition

Distributive justice means fair disbursement of common advantages and common burdens by a community to its members. In other words distributive justice refers to what some consider as socially just with respect to the allocation of goods in a society. Principles of distributive justice are prescriptive principles designed to guide the allocation of the benefits and burdens of economic activity. Therefore, a community in which material goods are allocated equally to all members of society and where incidental inequalities in outcome do not arise is considered as a society guided by the principles of distributive justice.