iniquity

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INIQUITY. Vice; contrary to equity; injustice.
     2. Where, in a doubtful matter, the judge is required to pronounce, it is his duty to decide in such a manner as is the least against equity.

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THEIR sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.
Pass over my sins and iniquities, in the = fourth exile as well.
Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquities.
His central concern is over the tension between negative liberty, the right to be left alone, versus positive liberty, the right to be free of "the inner entanglements and iniquities that make us miserable.
Dr John Sentamu has even penned an article for The Sun about the iniquities of the whispering campaign against the parents of missing Madeleine and the legal principles of innocence until proved guilty.
One criticism found in a number of the contributions is that research must take a wider perspective than the school and the classroom: it must be research on the society and its iniquities, for these clearly lie at the basis of differential achievement in education.
Condoleezza Rice is not a passive spectator to the iniquities of the Bush administration.
A stark, sharply critical, and edifying look at the iniquities of false justice.
Then, the prophet reminds God's people of how they have denied God's presence, not offering sacrifices of praise to God but burdening God with sins and wearying God with iniquities.
And their mothers and sisters, far from being the proud champions of womanhood most are here, would likely be struggling to live up to Mexico's more generally accepted image of the ideal woman, the mujer abnegada, a self-sacrificing slave who suffers the iniquities of life in silence, like the Virgin Mary herself.
For though men deal unjustly by us, and our sufferings, with respect to them, are for righteousness' sake, yet, with relation to God, we must acknowledge ourselves guilty, guilty, and that he has punished us less than our iniquities have deserved.
The main text is Isaiah 53:11b-12: 'The righteous one, my servant, shall make many righteous, and he shall bear their iniquities.