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in- +‎ just, or Old French injuste.


injust (comparative more injust, superlative most injust)

  1. (rare and now nonstandard) Unjust, unfair.
    • 1689, Bartolome de las Casas, A Brief Account of the Destruction of the Indies[1]:
      And this also is as really true as the praecendent Narration (which the very Tyrants and cruel Murderers cannot deny without the stigma of a lye) that the Spaniards never received any injury from the Indians, but that they rather reverenced them as Persons descended from Heaven, until that they were compelled to take up Arms, provoked thereunto by repeated Injuries, violent Torments, and injust Butcheries.
    • 1895, John Knox, The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)[2]:
      And to declair thame selvis to be the generatioun of Sathan, who, from the begynnyng, hath bein ennemy to the treuth, and he that desyrith the same to be hyd frome the knowledge of men, thei putt a ball of brass in his mouth, to the end that he should nott geve confessioun of his fayth to the people, neyther yit that thei should understand the defence which he had against thair injust accusatioun and condemnatioun.

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Borrowed from Latin iniūstus, injūstus. Equivalent to in- +‎ just.



injust (feminine injusta, masculine plural injusts or injustos, feminine plural injustes)

  1. unjust; unfair


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