An example of injustice is when an innocent person is sent to jail for a crime he did not commit.
- the quality of being unjust or unfair; lack of justice
- an unjust act; injury
Origin of injusticeOld French from Classical Latin injustitia
- Violation of another's rights or of what is right; lack of justice.
- A specific unjust act; a wrong.
Origin of injusticeMiddle English from Old French from Latin iniūstitia from iniūstus unjust in- not ; see in- 1. iūstus just ; see just 1.
Beware that injustice and unjust use different prefixes (French injustice was borrowed into English, but injuste was not) – *unjustice and *injust are incorrect.
From Old French injustice. Equivalent to in- + justice.