wrongful
adjective Date: 14th century 1. wrong, unjust 2. a. having no legal sanction ; unlawful b. having no legal claim <
a wrongful heir
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wrongfully adverbwrongfulness noun

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  • wrongful — wrong‧ful [ˈrɒŋfl ǁ ˈrɒːŋ ] adjective [only before a noun] HUMAN RESOURCES wrongful actions or activities are unfair or illegal: • He has filed a lawsuit alleging wrongful dismissal (= being dismissed unfairly from his job ) . wrongfully adverb …   Financial and business terms

  • Wrongful — Wrong ful, a. Full of wrong; injurious; unjust; unfair; as, a wrongful taking of property; wrongful dealing. {Wrong ful*ly}, adv. {Wrong ful*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wrongful — [adj] evil, illegal blameworthy, criminal, dishonest, dishonorable, felonious, illegitimate, illicit, immoral, improper, lawless, reprehensible, unethical, unfair, unjust, unlawful, wicked; concepts 319,545 Ant. ethical, fair, good, just, legal,… …   New thesaurus

  • wrongful — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not fair, just, or legal. DERIVATIVES wrongfully adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • wrongful — [rôŋfəl] adj. 1. full of wrong; unjust or injurious 2. without legal right; unlawful wrongfully adv. wrongfulness n …   English World dictionary

  • wrongful — Injurious, heedless, unjust, reckless, unfair; it implies the infringement of some right, and may result from disobedience to lawful authority. Buhler v. Marrujo, 86 N.M. 399, 524 P.2d 1015, 1019. See also tort @ wrongful abuse of process See… …   Black's law dictionary

  • wrongful — wrongfully, adv. wrongfulness, n. /rawng feuhl, rong /, adj. 1. unjust or unfair: a wrongful act; a wrongful charge. 2. having no legal right; unlawful: The court ruled it was a wrongful diversion of trust income. [1275 1325; ME; see WRONG, FUL]… …   Universalium

  • wrongful — wrong|ful [ˈrɔŋfəl US ˈro:ŋ ] adj wrongful arrest/conviction/imprisonment/dismissal etc a wrongful arrest etc is unfair or illegal because the person affected by it has done nothing wrong ▪ She s threatening to sue her employers for wrongful… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wrongful — [[t]rɒ̱ŋfʊl, AM rɔ͟ːŋ [/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n A wrongful act is one that is illegal, immoral, or unjust. He is on hunger strike in protest at what he claims is his wrongful conviction for murder... One of her employees sued her for wrongful… …   English dictionary

  • wrongful — adjective wrongful arrest/conviction/dismissal etc a wrongful arrest etc is unfair or illegal because you have done nothing wrong: She s threatening to sue her employers for wrongful dismissal. wrongfully adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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