Simple Definition of injustice
: unfair treatment : a situation in which the rights of a person or a group of people are ignored
Examples of injustice in a sentence
The organization is devoted to fighting economic injustice.
The law is part of an effort to correct an old injustice.
Origin of injustice
Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin injustitia, from injustus unjust, from in- + justus just
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of injustice
INJUSTICE Defined for Kids
Definition of injustice for Students
1 : unfair treatment : violation of a person's rights <She was the oldest child and the only girl and was subject to a lot of injustice. — E. L. Konigsburg, Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler>
2 : an act of unfair treatment <This punishment is an injustice.>
Legal Definition of injustice
1 : absence of justice : violation of what is considered right and just or of the rights of another
2 : an unjust act
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