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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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They were cast out as 'workers of iniquity,' their works continued to be evil in spite of Christ's presence.
'The EU report has further exposed the iniquity committed by the Prof.
FRIDAY'S correspondence contained a litany of complaints about the iniquity of Eurocrats in forcing us into a tortuous compromise over Northern Ireland.
THE Sports and Social bar in Parliament had a reputation for being a bit rough round the edges but it wasn't the den of iniquity some tried to make out.
So why do so many well-paid successful sportsmen gravitate to these dens of iniquity? And why do their minders let them risk the bother?
If it is eaten on the third day, "it shall be piggul and the soul that eateth of it shall bear his iniquity." The rabbis explain that eating piggul carries the harshest punishment in Jewish law: karet, the divinely inflicted "separation" of the soul from God after death.
In a report on her activities during the year, the Ombudsman pointed out that there was little to boast when it came to the battle against the iniquity of monopolies.
So, being of a curious mind, I was drawn to read Nicholas Kristof on the July 15 Opinion page because of the headline, "Fighting iniquity takes ditching our delusions."
YOUR correspondent John of Newcastle refers, rightly, to the iniquity of the current system of raising taxes at a local level based as it is on a presumed value of property but taking no account of the number of occupants, other than a 25% reduction for single occupiers.
When giving Moses the Ten Commandments, God says that he will "visit the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation." Of course, God doesn't have to punish these later generations himself; rather, the perils that follow are the natural course of events.
I highlighted this iniquity to Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls a couple of weeks ago and he now agrees we need to look into this glaring example of unfair practice as soon as possible.