from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Wrong; unjust: wrongful criticism.
- adj. Unlawful: wrongful death.
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- adj. wrong or unjust
- adj. unlawful or illegal
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Full of wrong; injurious; unjust; unfair
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Full of or characterized by wrong; injurious; unjust; unfair: as, a wrongful taking of property.
- Synonyms See wrong, a.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having no legally established claim
- adj. unlawfully violating the rights of others
- adj. not just or fair
6. The term wrongful birth suggests that some people should never have been born.
Kebble said he now intended to issue claims against the various parties involved in what he called his wrongful arrest and malicious prosecution.
Democratic U.S. S.n. Harry Reid of Nevada wanted Bodgen to return to right what he called a wrongful dismissal.
Screaming against what they call wrongful occupations when they are guilty of occupying Byzantine territory,
Leaving the criminal law on one side, what is the difference between the liability under the mill acts or statutes authorizing a taking by eminent domain and the liability for what we call a wrongful conversion of property where restoration is out of the question.
Record fees in wrongful arrests of ‘terrorists’, ‘hurt feelings’ and assaulted protestors by the bucketful - the lawyers are moving in for the kill and well they might ask “What recession?”
Such duty, however, is not absolute, and its breach is actionable only if it is wrongful, that is to say, without justification or excuse.
Universal executives, “engaged in wrongful tactics” that prevented her and Sonny’s heirs, “from receiving revenues they are owed from compilation albums,” says the story.
The tort is called wrongful birth for a reason, and believe me, it’s a tough one to wrap your heads around.
One of the Oklahoma measures requires women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound exam and the other bars certain damage awards against doctors facing so-called wrongful life or wrongful birth lawsuits.