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wrongful adj

1 : constituting a wrong
: injurious to the rights of another [a act or omission]
2 : unlawful [remained in occupation of the property] [a occupant]
wrong·ful·ly adv

wrong·ful·ness n

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

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