injustice

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French injustice. Equivalent to in- +‎ justice.

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Noun[edit]

injustice (plural injustices)

  1. Absence of justice.
  2. Violation of the rights of another person.
  3. Unfairness; the state of not being fair or just.
    • 2011 October 1, Phil McNulty, “Everton 0 - 2 Liverpool”, BBC Sport:
      The game was engulfed in controversy when Rodwell appeared to win the ball cleanly in a midfield challenge with Suarez. The tackle drew an angry response from Liverpool's players- Lucas in particular as Suarez writhed in agony - but it was an obvious injustice when the England Under-21 midfielder was shown the red card.

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Usage notes[edit]

Beware that injustice and unjust use different prefixes (French injustice was borrowed into English, but injuste was not) – *unjustice and *injust are incorrect.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin iniustitia (injustice), from iniustus (unjust).

Noun[edit]

injustice f (plural injustices)

  1. injustice

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Verb[edit]

injustice

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of injustiçar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of injustiçar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of injustiçar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of injustiçar