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unjust

adjective biased, crooked, dishonorable, heinous, immoral, improper, inequitable, influenced, iniquus, iniustus, interested, jaundiced, prejudiced, prepossessed, undeserved, unequal, unfair, unjustifiable, unmerited, unprincipled, unreasonable, venal, warped, wicked, wrong, wrongful
Associated concepts: unjust decision, unjust enrichment, unnust penalty, unjust sentence
See also: culpable, delinquent, inequitable, iniquitous, one-sided, partial, peccant, prejudicial, severe, unconscionable, unfair, unjustifiable, unreasonable, unscrupulous, unwarranted, wrongful

UNJUST. That which is done against the perfect rights of another; that which is against the established law; that which is opposed to a law which is the test of right and wrong. 1 Toull. tit. prel. n. 5; Aust. Jur. 276, n.; Hein. Lec. El. Sec. 1080.

References in classic literature ?
Does it, in fine, consist in the greater obstacles opposed to the concert and accomplishment of the secret wishes of an unjust and interested majority?
Now it is you who are unjust, Maximilian," cried Valentine; "but there is one thing I wish to know.
We men of peace are taught humility, And to bear many burdens on our backs, And not to murmur at an unjust world, And to endure unjust indignities.
Voice indeed, as being the token of pleasure and pain, is imparted to others also, and thus much their nature is capable of, to perceive pleasure and pain, and to impart these sensations to others; but it is by speech that we are enabled to express what is useful for us, and what is hurtful, and of course what is just and what is unjust: for in this particular man differs from other animals, that he alone has a perception of good and evil, of just and unjust, and it is a participation of these common sentiments which forms a family and a city.
Any other course my daily observation in the South convinces me, will be unjust to the Negro, unjust to the white man, and unfair to the rest of the state in the Union, and will be, like slavery, a sin that at some time we shall have to pay for.
Your joke is too bad, it's witty but unjust," said Anna Pavlovna, shaking her little shriveled finger at him.
At first he had felt sorrow and remorse, but the more he thought about the unjust treatment he had received--unjust merely because he considered it so--the more he resented his arrest, blaming Ozma for making foolish laws and then punishing folks who broke them.
He remembered the parable of the unjust judge, and though he had previously felt sure that he ought to refuse, he now began to hesitate and, having hesitated, took to prayer and prayed until a decision formed itself in his soul.
You are most unjust," said the Member of the Legislature.
You are hasty and unjust," he said to Rosser; "this gentleman has done nothing to deserve such language.
And can the just by justice make men unjust, or speaking general can the good by virtue make them bad?
Mr Pope, however, very luckily found them in the said play, and, laying violent hands on his own property, transferred it back again into his own works; and, for a further punishment, imprisoned the said Moore in the loathsome dungeon of the Dunciad, where his unhappy memory now remains, and eternally will remain, as a proper punishment for such his unjust dealings in the poetical trade.