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[in-juhs-tis] /ɪnˈdʒʌs tɪs/
the quality or fact of being unjust; inequity.
violation of the rights of others; unjust or unfair action or treatment.
an unjust or unfair act; wrong.
Origin of injustice
1350-1400; Middle English < Middle French < Latin injūstitia. See in-3, justice
Related forms
superinjustice, noun
2. injury, wrong; tort. Unabridged
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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


the condition or practice of being unjust or unfair
an unjust act
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Word Origin and History for injustice

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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