Definitions

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  • adv. In a wrongful manner; unjustly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a wrong manner; in a manner contrary to the moral law or to justice; unjustly: as, to accuse one wrongfully; to suffer wrongfully.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in an unjust or unfair manner

Etymologies

wrongful +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Whoso is slain wrongfully, We have given power unto his heir, but let him not commit excess in slaying.

    The Invasion | ATTACKERMAN

  • Oh no, the President said someone behaved stupidly in wrongfully arresting them based on race.

    First on the CNN Ticker: GOP questions Obama's police criticism

  • The investigation into Troopergate was looking into allegations that Palin wrongfully removed Commissioner of Public Safety Walt Monegan from office because he refused to end the career of her sister's ex-husband, Mike Wooten.

    AlaskaDispatch.com: Alaska Senate Candidate Joe Miller Tried To Block Palin-Troopergate Probe

  • According to the conventional view, under fault liability, the plaintiff has to establish not only that he was wronged by the defendant but that in doing so the defendant acted wrongfully, that is, without justification or excuse.

    Theories of Tort Law

  • Metzner acknowledged that there were grounds for the charge of hacking, defined as wrongfully entering information into a computer system.

    BusinessWeek.com --

  • As Pakistan falls to the Taliban and these so called wrongfully convicted "freedom fighters" put a nuclear device on American soil, and it is coming, you and your short sighted friends will be front and centre to see the fall of this global empire.

    Daily Kos

  • In Dakota County, about 115 will be forwarded, roughly 65 fewer than county officials had identified as wrongfully rejected.

    News

  • I emphasize the word "wrongfully," because Casias is a legal, registered medical marijuana patient in Michigan; he takes marijuana on the recommendation of his oncologist to help relieve the effects of sinus cancer and an inoperable brain tumor that was the size of a softball when diagnosed.

    Mike Meno: ACLU's Wrongful Termination Suit Against Wal-Mart Highlights Medical Marijuana Patient Discrimination

  • Although we, the Uighurs, were arrested during the Bush era "wrongfully," we were later blamed as "enemy combatants" and went through tremendous hardships during these 7 years.

    Andy Worthington: A Plea to Barack Obama from the Guantanamo Uighurs

  • The police report, filed on the directions of the civil aviation ministry, said the staff of Continental Airlines had "wrongfully" frisked Mr. Kalam, in contravention to bureau rules that exempt specified VIPs from such body checks.

    India Says Airline Frisks Ex-President

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