Injury

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 hurt done to a person or thing; detriment to, 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.
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For he that doeth injury shall receive that that he did evil.
Wyclif(Col. iii. 25).
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Many times we do injury to a cause by dwelling on trifling arguments.
I. Watts.
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Riot ascends above their loftiest towers,
And injury and outrage.
Milton.
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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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