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wrongful

[rawng-fuh l, rong-] /ˈrɔŋ fəl, ˈrɒŋ-/
adjective
1.
unjust or unfair:
a wrongful act; a wrongful charge.
2.
having no legal right; unlawful:
The court ruled it was a wrongful diversion of trust income.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English; see wrong, -ful
Related forms
wrongfully, adverb
wrongfulness, noun
unwrongful, adjective
unwrongfully, adverb
unwrongfulness, noun
Can be confused
wrong, wrongful.
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British Dictionary definitions for wrongfulness

wrongful

/ˈrɒŋfʊl/
adjective
1.
immoral, unjust, or illegal
Derived Forms
wrongfully, adverb
wrongfulness, noun
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