wrongful

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adjective wrong·ful \ ˈrȯŋ-fəl \

Definition of wrongful

2 a :having no legal sanction :unlawful
b :having no legal claim
  • a wrongful heir

wrongfully

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wrongfulness

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Examples of wrongful in a Sentence

  1. He is suing his former employer for wrongful termination.

  2. charged with wrongful possession of narcotics

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First Known Use of wrongful

14th century


WRONGFUL Defined for English Language Learners

wrongful

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Definition of wrongful for English Language Learners

  • : not legal, fair, or moral


WRONGFUL Defined for Kids

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Law Dictionary

wrongful

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adjective wrong·ful \ ˈrȯŋ-fəl \

legal Definition of wrongful

1 :constituting a wrong; especially :injurious to the rights of another
  • a wrongful act or omission
2 :unlawful
  • remained in wrongful occupation of the property
  • a wrongful occupant

wrongfully

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wrongfulness

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