private wrong

noun

Definition of private wrong

: a civil injury affecting an individual or person but not the community generally : a wrong for which an individual has legal redress — compare public wrong

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“Private wrong.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/private%20wrong. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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