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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Contemporary Examples of injustice

Historical Examples of injustice

  • Heaven forbid that their conduct, in one particular, should savour of injustice.

  • How my heart rises at her preference of them to me, when she is convinced of their injustice to me!

    Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)

    Samuel Richardson

  • "If you mean me, Corney, I think you do me injustice," said Hester.

    Weighed and Wanting

    George MacDonald

  • Let me begin to do you the injustice I have conspired to do you, there—not here.

    Little Dorrit

    Charles Dickens

  • After the injustice done me yesterday, it does not much matter how I get on.

    The Channings

    Mrs. Henry Wood


British Dictionary definitions for injustice

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 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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