Iniquity definition

ĭ-nĭkwĭ-tē
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Gross immorality or injustice; wickedness.
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Lack of righteousness or justice; wickedness.
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A grossly immoral act; a sin.
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A wicked, unjust, or unrighteous act.
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The definition of an iniquity is a sin or wrong doing.

An example of an iniquity is someone running into another person with their car on purpose.

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Deviation from what is right; wickedness, gross injustice.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
iniquity
Plural:
iniquities

Origin of iniquity

  • Middle English iniquite from Old French from Latin inīquitās from inīquus unjust, harmful in- not in–1 aequus equal

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English iniquite, from Old French iniquité, from Latin iniquitas, from iniquus (“unjust, harmful”).

    From Wiktionary