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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 ?
Under a government which imprisons unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.
Yet you most unjustly forget one thing, that I would have married you if you had not put it out of my power to do so.
Jarndyce said that he condoled with him with all his heart and that he set up no monopoly himself in being unjustly treated by this monstrous system.
He ordered also that there should be a particular court of appeal, into which all causes might be removed which were supposed to have been unjustly determined elsewhere; which court should be composed of old men chosen for that purpose.
We quarrelled bitterly, and I behaved unjustly to my brother in my anger.
I was unjustly arrested; I am innocent of this civil tempest.
The feeling of remorse at this remembrance smote him like the thrust of a dagger, that he should have lived for five and twenty years a king, and in the enjoyment of every happiness, without having bestowed a moment's thought on the misery of those who had been unjustly deprived of their liberty.
But to the poor folk they would give a helping hand in need and trouble, and would return to them that which had been unjustly taken from them.
Pepper with all his learning had been mistaken for a cormorant, and then, as unjustly, transformed into a cow.
But on this June day in the year of our Lord 1243, Henry so forgot himself as to very unjustly accuse De Montfort of treason in the presence of a number of the King's gentlemen.
One of those letters contains some very painful statements, reflecting most untruly and unjustly on my conduct; lies, in short," her Ladyship burst out, losing her dignity, as usual.
Only one member of the assembly in the smoking-room took the part of this much-abused woman, and declared that her character had been most cruelly and most unjustly assailed.