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 ini&umacron;stitia, from ini&umacron;stus, unjust : in-, not; see in–1 + i&umacron;stus, just; see just1.
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.