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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Iniquity  \In*iq"ui*ty\,  n.;  pl  {Iniquities}.  [OE.  iniquitee  F. 
  iniquit['e],  L.  iniquitas  inequality,  unfairness,  injustice. 
  See  {Iniquous}.] 
  1.  Absence  of  or  deviation  from  just  dealing;  want  of 
  rectitude  or  uprightness;  gross  injustice; 
  unrighteousness;  wickedness;  as  the  iniquity  of  bribery; 
  the  iniquity  of  an  unjust  judge. 
 
  Till  the  world  from  his  perfection  fell  Into  all 
  filth  and  foul  iniquity.  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  An  iniquitous  act  or  thing  a  deed  of  injustice  o? 
  unrighteousness;  a  sin;  a  crime.  --Milton. 
 
  Your  iniquities  have  separated  between  you  and  your 
  God.  --Is.  lix.  2. 
 
  3.  A  character  or  personification  in  the  old  English 
  moralities,  or  moral  dramas,  having  the  name  sometimes  of 
  one  vice  and  sometimes  of  another.  See  {Vice}. 
 
  Acts  old  Iniquity,  and  in  the  fit  Of  miming  gets  the 
  opinion  of  a  wit.  --B.  Jonson 




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