From Middle English wrongous, for earlier wrongwis, wrangwis, from Old English wrongwīs, wrangwīs (“wrongous, rough, uneven”), equivalent to wrong + -wise. Cognate with Swedish vrångvis (“wrong, iniquitous”). See wrong, and compare righteous.
- (obsolete) Constituting a wrong; unjust; wrongful; improper.
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- (law, UK dialectal, Scotland) Not right; unjust; illegal.
- wrongous imprisonment
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.