Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Wrongful; unjust; improper.
  • In Scots law, not right; unjust; illegal: as, wrongous imprisonment.

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

  • adjective rare Constituting, or of the nature of, a wrong; unjust; wrongful.
  • adjective (Scots Law) Not right; illegal.

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

  • adjective obsolete Constituting a wrong; unjust; wrongful; improper.
  • adjective law, Scotland Not right; unjust; illegal.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English wrongous, for earlier wrongwis, wrangwis, from Old English wrongwīs, wrangwīs ("wrongous, rough, uneven"), equivalent to wrong +‎ -wise. Cognate with Swedish vrångvis ("wrong, iniquitous"). See wrong, and compare righteous.

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