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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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Examples from the web for injustice
  • But there have always been people willing to stand up boldly and courageously against such injustice.
  • Some students in the university have been involved in university policy before ever facing this huge injustice.
  • And nothing enrages people more than the perception of deep injustice.
  • His years in prison strengthened his resolve and now he uses his camera as a weapon to fight against war and injustice.
  • For years, we've been tossing our little buckets of water on the blazes of social injustice.
  • However, there is a historical precedent for a war being fought over an injustice done to a king.
  • It may be an injustice to some, but that's the way the system works.
  • It is so rarely applied that whenever someone evokes the law, the accuser cries injustice.
  • People need to know they have non-violent alternatives for fighting injustice.
  • But the problem is that they frame the debate in a way that validates a global system of injustice.
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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