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.
Recent Examples of injustice from the Web
When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.
Almost every institution in Texas has been taken to federal courts over injustices codified into daily life, and federal courts have invalidated laws governing everything from voting rights to reproductive rights to congressional redistricting.
Kaepernick took a knee during the anthem before 49ers games last season to bring attention to social injustice, including police abuse of minorities.
Fletcher is a poet passionate about social injustice.
These brave men saw the immediate injustice and didn’t hesitate to act.
Rose, a spitting image of her grandmother Jackie Kennedy, spoke about her grandfather’s push for equality — work that continues today in injustices such as voting rights and mass incarceration.
The injustices suffered by ordinary workers at the hands of corrupt officials are front and center in the series.
The Federation Internationale de l’Automobile are the Draconians who think up rules even Melvin Belli couldn’t get around and enforce them with such zeal a Catholic school nun would shake her head at the injustice.
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Origin and Etymology 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 English Language Learners
Definition of injustice for English Language Learners
: unfair treatment : a situation in which the rights of a person or a group of people are ignored
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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