Iniquity

In*iq"ui*ty

(?), n.;
pl. Iniquities (#).
[OE. iniquitee, F. iniquit, L. iniquitas, inequality, unfairness, injustice. See Iniquous.]
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1. Absence of, or deviation from, just dealing; lack of rectitude or uprightness; gross injustice; unrighteousness; wickedness; as, the iniquity of bribery; the iniquity of an unjust judge.
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Till the world from his perfection fell
Into all filth and foul iniquity.
Spenser.
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2. An iniquitous act or thing; a deed of injustice or unrighteousness; a sin; a crime. Milton.
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Your iniquities have separated between you and your God.
Is. lix. 2.
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3. A character or personification in the old English moralities, or moral dramas, having the name sometimes of one vice and sometimes of another. See Vice.
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Acts old Iniquity, and in the fit
Of miming gets the opinion of a wit.
B. Jonson.
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