Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Violation of another's rights or of what is right; lack of justice.
  • noun A specific unjust act; a wrong.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Lack of justice or equity; unjust action; violation of another's rights; wrong inflicted.
  • noun Synonyms Damage, Harm, etc. (see injury); unfairness, foul play, grievance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Lack of justice and equity; violation of the rights of another or others; iniquity; wrong; unfairness; imposition.
  • noun An unjust act or deed; a sin; a crime; a wrong.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Absence of justice.
  • noun Violation of the rights of another person.
  • noun Unfairness; the state of not being fair or just.

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

  • noun the practice of being unjust or unfair
  • noun an unjust act

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin iniūstitia, from iniūstus, unjust : in-, not; see in– + iūstus, just; see just.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French injustice. Equivalent to in- +‎ justice.

Examples

  • I dipped my quill in ink and scratched the word injustice through one of the columns.

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  • I dipped my quill in ink and scratched the word injustice through one of the columns.

    Good Fortune

  • I dipped my quill in ink and scratched the word injustice through one of the columns.

    Good Fortune

  • I dipped my quill in ink and scratched the word injustice through one of the columns.

    Good Fortune

  • Should we seek to imitate what we term the injustice of

    The Buried Temple

  • Well, they've fallen foul of the Mallorings over what they call injustice to some laborers.

    Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works

  • Well, they've fallen foul of the Mallorings over what they call injustice to some laborers.

    The Freelands

  • She had been looking up files of old newspapers, and working herself up into a state of indignation with what she called the injustice and the hypocrisy of the prosecution.

    Chance

  • She had been looking up files of old newspapers, and working herself up into a state of indignation with what she called the injustice and the hypocrisy of the prosecution.

    Chance A Tale in Two Parts

  • Minutes before a Chesterfield County judge sentenced him to 40 years in prison for strangling a former flight attendant-turned prostitute, the man who once aspired to be a police officer delivered a 10-minute rant on what he described as the injustice of his prosecution.

    News for Richmond Times-Dispatch

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