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.

 

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