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Meaning of INJUSTICE

Pronunciation:  in'justis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an unjust act
  2. [n]  the practice of being unjust or unfair
 

INJUSTICE is a 9 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: iniquity, unfairness, unjustness
 
 Antonyms: justice, justness
 
 See Also: actus reus, inequity, misconduct, unfairness, unrighteousness, wrong, wrongdoing, wrongful conduct, wrongfulness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*jus"tice\, n. [F. injustice, L. injustitia. See
{In-} not, and {Justice}, and cf. {Unjust}.]
1. Want of justice and equity; violation of the rights of
   another or others; iniquity; wrong; unfairness;
   imposition.

         If this people [the Athenians] resembled Nero in
         their extravagance, much more did they resemble and
         even exceed him in cruelty and injustice. --Burke.

2. An unjust act or deed; a sin; a crime; a wrong.

         Cunning men can be guilty of a thousand injustices
         without being discovered, or at least without being
         punished.                             --Swift.

 
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