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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
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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  • But there are so many injustices, and limited educational resources.
  • It broke multiple laws, perpetrated countless injustices, and victimized various innocents.
  • The believers will find no shelter to seek refuge from these tortures and injustices.
  • It accurately describes the magnitude of the twin injustices in the administration of our criminal law.
  • It spreads news of injustices and gives voice to many.
  • Dissidents are a dying breed, nobody wants to live on the streets while protesting injustices.
  • Protests over local injustices, already running at tens of thousands a year, were becoming ever more frequent.
  • Everything interests me, especially where injustices are concerned.
  • Not to say that one must be deranged by constant outrage over the world's injustices and their causes.
  • Eighty-five scientists have signed a letter protesting what they consider injustices done him.
British Dictionary definitions for injustices

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 injustices

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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