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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Injustice  \In*jus"tice\,  n.  [F.  injustice,  L.  injustitia  See 
  {In-}  not  and  {Justice},  and  cf  {Unjust}.] 
  1.  Want  of  justice  and  equity;  violation  of  the  rights  of 
  another  or  others  iniquity;  wrong  unfairness; 
  imposition. 
 
  If  this  people  [the  Athenians]  resembled  Nero  in 
  their  extravagance,  much  more  did  they  resemble  and 
  even  exceed  him  in  cruelty  and  injustice.  --Burke. 
 
  2.  An  unjust  act  or  deed;  a  sin;  a  crime;  a  wrong 
 
  Cunning  men  can  be  guilty  of  a  thousand  injustices 
  without  being  discovered,  or  at  least  without  being 
  punished.  --Swift. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  injustice 
  n  1:  an  unjust  act  [syn:  {unfairness},  {iniquity}] 
  2:  the  practice  of  being  unjust  or  unfair  [syn:  {unjustness}] 
  [ant:  {justice}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  INJUSTICE,  n.  A  burden  which  of  all  those  that  we  load  upon  others 
  and  carry  ourselves  is  lightest  in  the  hands  and  heaviest  upon  the 
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