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injustice

noun abuse, bias, bigotry, breach, crime, damage, denial of justice, discrimination, disparity, error of the court, evil, fault of the court, illegality, imposition, improbity, inequality, innquitable action, inequity, infraction, infringement, infringement on one's rights, iniquity, iniuria, iniustitia, malfeasance, maltreatment, miscarriage, miscarriage of justice, misfeasance, mistake of the court, mistreatment, offense, omission of a court, oppression, outrage, partiality, partisanship, persecution, prejudice, transgression, tyranny, unevenness, unfair action, unfairness, unjust treatment, unlawfulness, unrighteousness, violation, violation of right, wrong, wrong verdict, wrongdoing
Associated concepts: social injustice
Foreign phrases: Fictio legis inique operatur alicui damnum vel injuriam.Fiction of law is wrongful if it works loss or harm to any one. Lex nemini operatur iniquum, nemini facit injuriam. The law never works an injury, or does a wrong.
See also: corruption, disservice, error, grievance, ground, inequality, inequity, infringement, injury, mischief, misdeed, misdoing, misjudgment, nepotism, oppression, partiality, prejudice, wrong

INJUSTICE. That which is opposed to justice.
     2. It is either natural or civil. 1. Natural injustice is the act of doing harm to mankind, by violating natural rights. 2. Civil injustice, is the unlawful violation of civil rights.

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I take this result to show that we should reject the claim that it is always wrong to benefit from injustice.
We cannot help but note," he said, "the disturbing spread of various social and political manifestations of evil: from social disorders to anarchy and war, from injustice to acts of violence and killing.
I hope to bring the heterosexuals more on board and have them be as irritated by the injustices committed against us as I am about the injustices committed against them.
Elliott's lucid and mesmerizing, account of her quest is very informative about Israeli barbarism and the injustices it perpetrates daily against ordinary Palestinians.
The number of black and Latino children in state custody--those in foster care combined with those in juvenile detention, prisons, and other state institutions--is a national disgrace that reflects systemic injustices and that calls for radical reform.
For those who remember--and refuse to forget--the racially charged "Scottsboro Nine" incident, 1931 was a year marked by one of the most egregious injustices ever perpetrated against African Americans.
Injustices are unavoidable if value-added assessments are used more mechanically.
But I also do not deny being a Catholic, or an American citizen, as long as I continue to benefit from the wealth of either institution, and as long as I responsibly, even loyally oppose their institutional injustices.
It means being as concerned about the injustices suffered by the other side as about our own.
It's apparently Mencimer's contention that Wolf--who is attractive, fortunate, gifted, and successful--can't possibly have anything relevant to say about feminism because her circumstances have protected her from sexist injustices.
However, in 1988, under pressure not to isolate those in South Africa who believed that only armed conflict would end apartheid, the bishops added that the conference, "understands those who, after exhausting all other ways, choose the way of armed struggle as the only way to justice, whilst drawing attention to the dangers and injustices possible in such action itself.
the Bureau of Indian Affairs, civil rights legislation, and Supreme Court decisions, offers the greatest, albeit still limited, protection against the most flagrant local injustices.