iniquity

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English iniquite, from Old French iniquité, from Latin iniquitas, from iniquus (unjust, harmful).

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Noun[edit]

iniquity (plural iniquities)

  1. Deviation from what is right; wickedness, gross injustice.
    • 1994, Jules, Pulp Fiction,
      The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.
  2. A wrongful act.
  3. Absence of moral or spiritual values, lawlessness.
  4. Denial of the sovereignty of God.

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