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injustice

[in-juhs-tis] /ɪnˈdʒʌs tɪs/
noun
1.
the quality or fact of being unjust; inequity.
2.
violation of the rights of others; unjust or unfair action or treatment.
3.
an unjust or unfair act; wrong.
Origin of injustice
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Middle French < Latin injūstitia. See in-3, justice
Related forms
superinjustice, noun
Synonyms
2. injury, wrong; tort.
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  • There is only one thing worse than injustice, and that is justice without her sword in her hand.

  • How my heart rises at her preference of them to me, when she is convinced of their injustice to me!

    Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
  • I hated anything that looked like injustice—I was so sensitive about it that it made me unjust sometimes.

  • "If you mean me, Corney, I think you do me injustice," said Hester.

    Weighed and Wanting George MacDonald
  • She has to keep her secret, but it is because of a cruel sin and injustice done to her, not because of any wrong done by her.

British Dictionary definitions for injustice

injustice

/ɪnˈdʒʌstɪs/
noun
1.
the condition or practice of being unjust or unfair
2.
an unjust act
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Word Origin and History for injustice
n.

late 14c., from Old French injustice, from Latin injustitia "injustice," from injustus "unjust, wrongful, oppressive," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + justus "just" (see just (adj.)).

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