Injury meaning

ĭnjə-rē
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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.

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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.

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Physical harm or damage to a person, property, etc.
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(obsolete) An insult.
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(law) Violation of the rights of another party for which legal redress is available.
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A violation of rights, or harm inflicted on an individual, for which damages or relief may be sought in court.
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Violation of a person, their character, feelings, rights, property, or interests.

Slander is an injury to the character.

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An injurious act.
  • An offense against a person's feelings, dignity, etc.
  • Loss in value inflicted on a business, reputation, etc.
  • A violation of rights; wrong.
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(obs.) An insult.
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Damage, harm, or loss, as from trauma.
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A particular form of hurt, damage, or loss.
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Damage to the body of a human or animal.

The passenger sustained a severe injury in the car accident.

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(archaic) Injustice.
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(obsolete) To wrong, to injure.
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A particular form of hurt, damage, or loss.

A leg injury.

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Origin of injury

  • Middle English injurie from Anglo-Norman from Latin iniūria a wrong, injustice from feminine of iniūrius unjust in- not in–1 iūs iūr- law yewes- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Anglo-Norman injurie, from Latin iniūria (“injustice; wrong; offense”), from in- (“not”) + iūs, iūris (“right, law”).

    From Wiktionary