[rawng-fuh l, rong-]
- 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.
Origin of wrongful
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Examples from the Web for wrongful
No doubt, there are wrongful convictions that result from misidentification and coerced confessions.How I Stopped My Rapist
November 24, 2014
Nevertheless, the family of the little girl sued the company for wrongful death.The Ten Worst Uber Horror Stories
November 19, 2014
The specter of wrongful convictions haunts the public officials involved.
The Innocence Project has done deservedly celebrated work exposing cases of wrongful convictions, chiefly in rapes and homicides.
Opposition to both wrongful birth suits and wrongful life suits comes from an unusually wide array of the political spectrum.Parents Sue for 'Wrongful Birth'
August 17, 2014
The good Bishop of Montreal absolved her from her wrongful vow.A Little Girl in Old Detroit
Amanda Minnie Douglas
Any wrongful and direct application of force is redressed by that action.The Common Law
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
That is the image of Ægisthus, upon whom vengeance came for the wrongful deed.Homer's Odyssey
Denton J. Snider
He pleaded with them to repent and turn from their wrongful course.Wilford Woodruff
Matthias F. Cowley
Who seeks to please him in any wrongful way will assuredly succeed.The Sayings of Confucius
- immoral, unjust, or illegal
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