Wrongous
Wrongous Wron"gous, a. [Cf. OE. wrongwis. See {Wrong}, and cf. {Righteous}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Constituting, or of the nature of, a wrong; unjust; wrongful. [R.] [1913 Webster]

2. (Scots Law) Not right; illegal; as, wrongous imprisonment. --Craig. [1913 Webster]


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  • wrongous — wrong·ous …   English syllables

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  • wrongously — adverb see wrongous …   Useful english dictionary

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