In"ju*ry (?), n.; pl. Injuries (#). [OE. injurie, L. injuria, fr. injurius injurious, wrongful, unjust; pref. in- not + jus,juris, right,law,justice: cf. F. injure. See Just, a.]

Any damage or violation of, the person, character, feelings, rights, property, or interests of an individual; that which injures, or occasions wrong, loss, damage, or detriment; harm; hurt; loss; mischief; wrong; evil; as, his health was impaired by a severe injury; slander is an injury to the character.

For he that doeth injury shall receve that he did evil. Wyclif(Col. iii. 25).

Many times we do injury to a cause by dwelling on trifling arguments. I. Watts.

Riot ascends above their loftiest towers, And injury and outrage. Milton.

Injury in morals and jurisprudence is the intentional doing of wrong.

Fleming.

Syn. -- Harm; hurt; damage; loss; impairment; detriment; wrong; evil; injustice.

 

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