Examples of wrongful in a Sentence
He is suing his former employer for wrongful termination.
charged with wrongful possession of narcotics
Recent Examples of wrongful from the Web
Since Hinson won election three years ago, the small river town of 2,100 has seen dozens of employees leave and legal costs for wrongful termination suits soar, council members told The Enquirer.
Miami-Dade taxpayers were on the hook for millions of dollars from wrongful-death lawsuits; today, fatal shootings are down almost 90 percent.
On Tuesday, a wrongful-death lawsuit was filed against the officers and the city on behalf of William Young's mother, Reinella Kirilova.
Roy's mom also filed a wrongful death lawsuit against her.
In 2015, a federal judge upheld a $3 million jury verdict against San Diego County in a wrongful-death case filed by the family of 21-year-old Daniel Sisson, who died in his Vista jail cell in 2011.
Manderson's family filed a wrongful death lawsuit July 13, citing police Officer Tracy D. Heusinkveld and the city of Naperville as being at fault, according to the family's attorney, Matthew Hector of Chicago.
His practice included automobile and trucking accidents, personal injury, wrongful death, insurance disputes and a general practice of law.
Tabitha Speer, the soldier’s widow, and former soldier Layne Morris, who was blinded in the 2002 firefight, won a wrongful death judgment of $134.1 million against Khadr two years ago in Utah.
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First Known Use of wrongful
Synonymscriminal, felonious, illegitimate, illicit, lawless, unlawful, illegal
Antonymslawful, legal, legitimate
Related Wordsbad, evil, immoral, shameful, sinful, unethical, wicked, wrong; blamable, blameworthy, censurable, reprehensible; banned, barred, contraband, criminalized, disallowed, discouraged, forbidden, interdicted, outlawed, prohibited, proscribed; adulterine, bootleg, unauthorized, unlicensed, unsanctioned; under-the-counter, under-the-table; corrupt, unprincipled, unscrupulous, villainous
Near Antonymsethical, good, just, principled, right, righteous, virtuous; allowed, permitted; authorized, licensed; approved, endorsed (also indorsed), sanctioned; abetted, encouraged, promoted, suggested, supported; correct, decent, decorous, proper, seemly
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legal Definition of wrongful
- a wrongful act or omission
- remained in wrongful occupation of the property
- a wrongful occupant
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