wrongful

[ rawng-fuh l, rong- ]
/ ˈrɔŋ fəl, ˈrɒŋ- /
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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.

Origin of wrongful

Middle English word dating back to 1275–1325; see origin at wrong, -ful
Related forms
Can be confusedwrong wrongful
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wrongful

/ (ˈrɒŋfʊl) /

adjective

immoral, unjust, or illegal
Derived Formswrongfully, adverbwrongfulness, noun
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