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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.

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