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See also: Injustice
From Middle English injustice, from Old French injustice, from Latin iniustitia. Equivalent to in- + justice. Displaced native Old English unrihtwīsnes.
injustice (countable and uncountable, plural injustices)
- Absence of justice; unjustice.
- Violation of the rights of another person or people.
- Silence in the face of gross injustice, or support for it, or even active involvement therein, comes at a price.
- 1971, Johnson, Lyndon, The Vantage Point, Holt, Reinhart & Winston, →ISBN, →LCCN, →OCLC, page 39:
- I was not just the President of Southern Americans or white Americans. I was the President of all Americans. I believed that a huge injustice had been perpetrated for hundreds of years on every black man, woman, and child in the United States. I did not think that our nation could endure much longer as a viable democracy if that injustice were allowed to continue.
- Unfairness; the state of not being fair or just.
- 2011 October 1, Phil McNulty, “Everton 0 - 2 Liverpool”, in 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.
- Injustice and unjust use different prefixes, as French injustice was borrowed into English, while unjust was formed as un- + just. The spelling injust, from French injuste, is very rarely used, and unjustice, from un- + justice, is nonstandard.
- unjustice (nonstandard)
absence of justice
violation of the rights of another
Inherited from Old French, borrowed from Latin injūstitia, from iniustus (“unjust”).
injustice f (plural injustices)
- “injustice”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
- inflection of injustiçar:
- English terms inherited from Middle English
- English terms derived from Middle English
- English terms derived from Old French
- English terms derived from Latin
- English terms prefixed with in-
- English 3-syllable words
- English terms with IPA pronunciation
- English terms with audio links
- English lemmas
- English nouns
- English uncountable nouns
- English countable nouns
- English terms with usage examples
- English terms with quotations
- French terms inherited from Old French
- French terms derived from Old French
- French terms borrowed from Latin
- French terms derived from Latin
- French 3-syllable words
- French terms with IPA pronunciation
- French lemmas
- French nouns
- French countable nouns
- French feminine nouns
- Portuguese non-lemma forms
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