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judicial proceeding brought by one party against another; one party prosecutes another for a wrong done or for protection of a right or for prevention of a wrong action , action at law , legal action
error resulting from the choice of the wrong algorithm or method for achieving the intended result algorithm error
act of enticing a person to do something wrong (as an offer of sex in return for money) allurement , solicitation
something done or paid in expiation of a wrong amends , reparation
right or wrong, not caring about amoral
belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins) anger , ira , ire , wrath
compensation for a wrong atonement , expiation , satisfaction
rationalization of questions of right and wrong casuistry
(criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense charge , complaint
expression of strong disapproval; pronouncing as wrong or morally culpable condemnation , disapprobation
prove wrong confute
wrong, prove a statement confute , rebut , refute
awareness of moral right and wrong conscience
feeling that everything is wrong and nothing will turn out well despair
state in which everything seems wrong and will turn out badly despair , desperation
conspicuously wrong egregious , flagrant
wrong and straying errant , erring , wayward
wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention error , fault , mistake
principles of right and wrong that are accepted by an individual or a social group ethic , moral principle , value-system , value orientation
motivation based on ideas of right and wrong ethical motive , ethics , morality , morals
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