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injustice

[in-juhs-tis]
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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; Middle English < Middle French < Latin injūstitia. See in-3, justice
Related formssu·per·in·jus·tice, noun

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2. injury, wrong; tort.
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Examples from the Web for injustices

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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

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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