Definitions for: Injustice


[n] an unjust act
[n] the practice of being unjust or unfair



Webster (1913) Definition: In*jus"tice, n. [F. injustice, L. injustitia. See
In- not, and Justice, and cf. Unjust.]
1. Want of justice and equity; violation of the rights of
another or others; iniquity; wrong; unfairness;
imposition.

If this people [the Athenians] resembled Nero in
their extravagance, much more did they resemble and
even exceed him in cruelty and injustice. --Burke.

2. An unjust act or deed; a sin; a crime; a wrong.

Cunning men can be guilty of a thousand injustices
without being discovered, or at least without being
punished. --Swift.

Synonyms: iniquity, unfairness, unjustness

Antonyms: justice, justness

See Also: actus reus, inequity, misconduct, unfairness, unrighteousness, wrong, wrongdoing, wrongful conduct, wrongfulness

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