A resolution or remedy (court action / an arrest) to an issue or claim (threatened illegal action) not completely satisfactory to one (the criminal), more (the courts), or all (those threatened) involved parties, but, is ethically, legally just and reasonable for the situation in hand (preventing hurt or damage to the population). Refer to injunction.

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