wrongful

[ rawng-fuhl, rong- ]
/ ˈrɔŋ fəl, ˈrɒŋ- /

adjective

unjust or unfair: a wrongful act; a wrongful charge.
having no legal right; unlawful: The court ruled it was a wrongful diversion of trust income.

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Origin of wrongful

Middle English word dating back to 1275–1325; see origin at wrong, -ful

OTHER WORDS FROM wrongful

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH wrongful

wrong, wrongful
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British Dictionary definitions for wrongful

wrongful
/ (ˈrɒŋfʊl) /

adjective

immoral, unjust, or illegal

Derived forms of wrongful

wrongfully, adverbwrongfulness, noun
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