1350–1400;Middle Englishinjurie < Latininjūria unlawful conduct, injustice, equivalent to in-in-3 + jūr-, stem of jūs right, law (see jus, just1) + -ia-ia
Related formsnon·in·ju·ry, noun,pluralnon·in·ju·ries.re·in·ju·ry, noun,pluralre·in·ju·ries.self-in·ju·ry, noun,pluralself·-in·ju·ries.
1. destruction, ruin, impairment, mischief. 1–3. Injury,hurt,wound refer to impairments or wrongs. Injury, originally denoting a wrong done or suffered, is hence used for any kind of evil, impairment, or loss, caused or sustained: physical injury; injury to one's reputation.Hurt suggests especially physical injury, often bodily injury attended with pain: a bad hurt from a fall. A wound is usually a physical hurt caused by cutting, shooting, etc., or an emotional hurt: a serious wound in the shoulder; to inflict a wound by betraying someone's trust.
late 14c., "harm, damage, loss; a specific injury," from Anglo-French injurie "wrongful action," from Latin injuria "wrong, hurt, injustice, insult," noun use of fem. of injurius "wrongful, unjust," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + ius (genitive iuris) "right, law" (see jurist).