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injustice

[in-juhs-tis] /ɪnˈdʒʌs tɪs/
noun
1.
the quality or fact of being unjust; inequity.
2.
violation of the rights of others; unjust or unfair action or treatment.
3.
an unjust or unfair act; wrong.
Origin of injustice
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Middle French < Latin injūstitia. See in-3, justice
Related forms
superinjustice, noun
Synonyms
2. injury, wrong; tort.
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  • This equality in death consoles for many of the injustices of life.

    The Nabob Alphonse Daudet
  • Now in this way of talking both the two injustices will be found.

    A Miscellany of Men G. K. Chesterton
  • The time has come when it is right that these inequalities and injustices should cease.

    Society Henry Kalloch Rowe
  • Is justice done in this world only by a succession of injustices?

    That Fortune Charles Dudley Warner
  • As to repenting of my injustices, I've done no injustice and I repent of nothing.

    Emily Bront

    A. Mary F. (Agnes Mary Frances) Robinson
British Dictionary definitions for injustices

injustice

/ɪnˈdʒʌstɪs/
noun
1.
the condition or practice of being unjust or unfair
2.
an unjust act
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Word Origin and History for injustices

injustice

n.

late 14c., from Old French injustice, from Latin injustitia "injustice," from injustus "unjust, wrongful, oppressive," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + justus "just" (see just (adj.)).

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