[ in-juhs-tis ]
/ ɪnˈdʒʌs tɪs /


the quality or fact of being unjust; inequity.
violation of the rights of others; unjust or unfair action or treatment.
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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for injustice


/ (ɪnˈdʒʌstɪs) /


the condition or practice of being unjust or unfair
an unjust act
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Word Origin and History for injustice



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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