injustice

[ in-juhs-tis ]
/ ɪnˈdʒʌs tɪs /

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. injurious,
  2. injuriously,
  3. injury,
  4. injury list,
  5. injury time,
  6. ink,
  7. ink ball,
  8. ink fountain,
  9. ink in,
  10. ink jet

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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British Dictionary definitions for injustices

injustice

/ (ɪnˈdʒʌstɪs) /

noun

the condition or practice of being unjust or unfair
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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