Wrongous meaning

(law, UK dialectal, Scotland) Not right; unjust; illegal.

Wrongous imprisonment.

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Origin of wrongous

  • From Middle English wrongous, for earlier wrongwis, wrangwis, from Old English wrongwīs, wrangwīs (“wrongous, rough, uneven”), equivalent to wrong +‎ -wise. Cognate with Swedish vrångvis (“wrong, iniquitous”). See wrong, and compare righteous.

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