- Injury is defined as harm to a person or thing.
- An example of an injury is breaking your leg in a soccer game.
- An example of an injury is hurting someone’s reputation.
This person has an injury to their hand.
- physical harm or damage to a person, property, etc.
- an injurious act; specif.,
- an offense against a person's feelings, dignity, etc.
- loss in value inflicted on a business, reputation, etc.
- a violation of rights; wrong
- Obsolete an insult
Origin of injuryMiddle English iniurie ; from Classical Latin injuria ; from injurius, wrongful, unjust ; from in-, not + jus (gen. juris), right, justice: see just
- Damage or harm done to or suffered by a person or thing: escaped from the accident without injury; a scandal that did considerable injury to the campaign.
- A particular form of hurt, damage, or loss: a leg injury.
- Law Violation of the rights of another party for which legal redress is available.
- Obsolete An insult.
Origin of injuryMiddle English injurie, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin iniūria, a wrong, injustice, from feminine of iniūrius, unjust : in-, not; see in–1 + iūs, iūr-, law; see yewes- in Indo-European roots.
See also pain.lapidation the process or act of pelting with stones, sometimes as a form of execution. octogild Anglo-Saxon Law. payment for an injury, calculated at eight times its real or estimated value. traumatism 1. any abnormal condition, either pathological or psychological, caused by wound or injury, either physical or psychological. 2. the trauma, wound, or injury itself. —traumatic, adj.
(third-person singular simple present injuries, present participle injurying, simple past and past participle injuried)
injury - Legal Definition
A violation of rights, or harm inflicted on an individual, for which damages or relief may be sought in court.