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injury n

pl: -ries
[Latin injuria, from injurus injurious, from in- not + jur- jus right]
1 : an act that wrongs or harms another
: a violation of a legally protected interest (as the physical or mental well-being, property, reputation, or rights of another) for which the law allows an action for legal or equitable relief
2 : hurt, damage, or loss sustained

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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