AskDefine | Define injustice

Dictionary Definition

injustice

Noun

1 an unjust act [syn: unfairness, iniquity]
2 the practice of being unjust or unfair [syn: unjustness] [ant: justice]

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English

Etymology

From injustice.

Noun

  1. absence of justice
  2. violation of the rights of another

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Translations

absence of justice
violation of the rights of another

French

Etymology

From injustitia.

Noun

fr-noun f
  1. injustice

Extensive Definition

Injustice is the lack of or opposition to justice, either in reference to a particular event or act, or as a larger status quo. The term generally refers to the misuse, abuse, neglect, or malfeasance of a justice system, with regard to a particular case or context, such that the legal status quo represents a systemic failure to serve the cause of justice.

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