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wrong·ful

 (rông′fəl, rŏng′-)
adj.
1. Wrong or unjust: wrongful dismissal from a job.
2. Unlawful: wrongful search.

wrong′ful·ly adv.
wrong′ful·ness n.

wrongful

(ˈrɒŋfʊl)
adj
(Law) immoral, unjust, or illegal
ˈwrongfully adv
ˈwrongfulness n

wrong•ful

(ˈrɔŋ fəl, ˈrɒŋ-)

adj.
1. unjust or unfair: a wrongful act.
2. having no legal right; unlawful: a wrongful diversion of trust income.
[1275–1325]
wrong′ful•ly, adv.
wrong′ful•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.wrongful - having no legally established claimwrongful - having no legally established claim; "the wrongful heir to the throne"
illegitimate - of marriages and offspring; not recognized as lawful
2.wrongful - unlawfully violating the rights of others; "wrongful death"; "a wrongful diversion of trust income"
unlawful - contrary to or prohibited by or defiant of law; "unlawful measures"; "unlawful money"; "unlawful hunters"
3.wrongful - not just or fair; "a wrongful act"; "a wrongful charge"
unjust - violating principles of justice; "unjust punishment"; "an unjust judge"; "an unjust accusation"

wrongful

adjective improper, illegal, unfair, inappropriate, unlawful, illicit, immoral, unjust, illegitimate, unethical, groundless his protest at what he claims is his wrongful conviction for murder
just, legal, fair, moral, proper, legitimate, ethical, honourable, honest, rightful, lawful

wrongful

adjective
2. Of, involving, or being a crime:
Translations
غَيْر قانوني، غَيْر جائِز، غَيْر عادِل
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jogtalan
óréttmætur

wrongful

[ˈrɒŋfʊl] ADJ
1. (= unjust) → injusto
wrongful dismissaldespido m improcedente
2. (= unlawful) → ilegal
wrongful arrestarresto m ilegal

wrongful

[ˈrɒŋfʊl] adj [arrest] → illégal(e); [conviction, imprisonment] → abusif/ive
wrongful dismissal → licenciement m abusif

wrongful

wrongful

[ˈrɒŋfʊl] adj (unjust, accusation) → ingiusto/a; (unlawful, arrest, imprisonment) → illegale, illecito/a
wrongful dismissal → licenziamento ingiustificato

wrong

(roŋ) adjective
1. having an error or mistake(s); incorrect. The child gave the wrong answer; We went in the wrong direction.
2. incorrect in one's answer(s), opinion(s) etc; mistaken. I thought Singapore was south of the Equator, but I was quite wrong.
3. not good, not morally correct etc. It is wrong to steal.
4. not suitable. He's the wrong man for the job.
5. not right; not normal. There's something wrong with this engine; What's wrong with that child – why is she crying?
adverb
incorrectly. I think I may have spelt her name wrong.
noun
that which is not morally correct. He does not know right from wrong.
verb
to insult or hurt unjustly. You wrong me by suggesting that I'm lying.
ˈwrongful adjective
not lawful or fair. wrongful dismissal from a job.
ˈwrongfully adverb
ˈwrongfulness noun
ˈwrongly adverb
1. incorrectly. The letter was wrongly addressed.
2. unjustly. I have been wrongly treated.
ˈwrongdoer noun
a person who does wrong or illegal things. The wrongdoers must be punished.
ˈwrongdoing noun
do (someone) wrong
to insult (someone), treat (someone) unfairly etc.
do wrong
to act incorrectly or unjustly. You did wrong to punish him.
go wrong
1. to go astray, badly, away from the intended plan etc. Everything has gone wrong for her in the past few years.
2. to stop functioning properly. The machine has gone wrong – I can't get it to stop!
3. to make a mistake. Where did I go wrong in that sum?
in the wrong
guilty of an error or injustice. She is completely blameless. You're the one who's in the wrong!
References in classic literature ?
John, he tells us how he is despairing in his mind on accounts of a certain fair young person, and how, if I hadn't found him out, he was going away to seek his fortune far and wide, and had fully meant never to come to life, but to leave the property as our wrongful inheritance for ever and a day.
Curiously enough the excitement was due less to the fact that an innocent man was in danger of a wrongful conviction than to the interest taken in their own ideas as to the Mystery of The Yellow Room.
Then they vowed that even as they themselves had been despoiled they would despoil their oppressors, whether baron, abbot, knight, or squire, and that from each they would take that which had been wrung from the poor by unjust taxes, or land rents, or in wrongful fines.
Wrongful Conviction: From Prevention to the Reversal of Injustice
Unfortunately, there are employees who face wrongful termination and accept it without a fuss because they don't know their rights.
The recent popularity of the podcast Serial and the Netflix documentary Making a Murderer demonstrate our cultural appetite for wrongful conviction stories.
Wrongful life claims, a specific variety of medical malpractice
2) On August 18, 2015, the court issued contradictory opinions centered on the statutory interpretation of the wrongful death statute of limitations.
Strictly speaking, tort issues in this case can be divided into two categories: wrongful pregnancy (sometimes confusingly referred to as wrongful birth) alleged by the mother, and wrongful life by the child.
While this is undoubtedly an accurate recitation of Florida law, and it is certainly true that Florida follows the "American Rule" on entitlement to attorneys' fees, civil litigators should also be cognizant of a potent exception to this rule: the wrongful act doctrine.
4) She is one of dozens of women who have been exonerated after a wrongful conviction involving the death or injury of a child, (5) with their convictions accomplished through the State's construction of "compelling narratives" (6) that put their motherhood itself on trial.
Because of the high incidence of jailhouse snitch testimony resulting in wrongful convictions, the Florida Supreme Court, on its own motion, followed recommendations of the Florida Innocence Commission and amended a discovery rule.