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Meaning of "wrongful" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WRONGFUL

wrongful  [ˈrɒŋfʊl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WRONGFUL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Wrongful is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES WRONGFUL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Civil wrong

A civil wrong or wrong is a cause of action under the law of the governing body. Tort, breach of contract and breach of trust are types of civil wrong. Something that amounts to a civil wrong is said to be wrongful. A wrong involves the violation of a right because wrong and right are complementary terms. A statement that an act complained of is legally wrongful as regards the party complaining implicitly includes a statement that the act complained of prejudicially affects the party complaining in some legal right. The law that relates to civil wrongs is part of the branch of the law that is called the civil law. A civil wrong is capable of being followed by what are called civil proceedings. It is a misnomer to describe a civil wrong as a "civil offence". The law of England recognised the concept of a "wrong" before it recognised the distinction between civil wrongs and crimes.

Definition of wrongful in the English dictionary

The definition of wrongful in the dictionary is immoral, unjust, or illegal.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WRONGFUL


awful
ˈɔːfʊl
beautiful
ˈbjuːtɪfʊl
careful
ˈkɛəfʊl
colorful
ˈkʌləfʊl
delightful
dɪˈlaɪtfʊl
full
fʊl
grateful
ˈɡreɪtfʊl
helpful
ˈhɛlpfʊl
hopeful
ˈhəʊpfʊl
lungful
ˈlʌŋfʊl
meaningful
ˈmiːnɪŋfʊl
nonmeaningful
ˌnɒnˈmiːnɪŋfʊl
painful
ˈpeɪnfʊl
peaceful
ˈpiːsfʊl
powerful
ˈpaʊəfʊl
songful
ˈsɒŋfʊl
successful
səkˈsɛsfʊl
throngful
ˈθrɒŋfʊl
useful
ˈjuːsfʊl
wonderful
ˈwʌndəfʊl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WRONGFUL

wrong ´un
wrong end of the stick
wrong fount
wrong number
wrong-foot
wrong-headed
wrong-headedly
wrong-headedness
wrongdoer
wrongdoing
wronger
wrongful arrest
wrongful dismissal
wrongful trading
wrongfully
wrongfulness
wrongly
wrongness
wrongous
wrongously

WORDS THAT END LIKE WRONGFUL

bagful
cheerful
colourful
dreadful
graceful
handful
harmful
impactful
insightful
joyful
jugful
mugful
playful
respectful
stressful
thankful
thoughtful
unlawful
unsuccessful
youthful

Synonyms and antonyms of wrongful in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «WRONGFUL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «wrongful» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of wrongful

Translation of «wrongful» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WRONGFUL

Find out the translation of wrongful to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of wrongful from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «wrongful» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

违法的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

injusto
570 millions of speakers

English

wrongful
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गलत तरीके से
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

غير مشروعة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

противоправное
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

injusto
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অন্যায়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

injustifié
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Salah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

unrechtmäßig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

悪い
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

불법의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Salah
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bất công
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தவறான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अयोग्य
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

haksız
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

illegittimo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

bezprawne
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

протиправне
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ilicită
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

παράνομη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

onregmatige
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

olov
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

urettmessig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of wrongful

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WRONGFUL»

The term «wrongful» is quite widely used and occupies the 27.783 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WRONGFUL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «wrongful» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «wrongful» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about wrongful

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WRONGFUL»

Discover the use of wrongful in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to wrongful and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Wrongful Conviction: International Perspectives on ...
This collection includes a number of well-developed public-policy recommendations intended to reduce the instances of courts punishing innocents. It also offers suggestions for compensating more fairly those who are wrongfully convicted.
C. Ronald Huff, Martin Killias, 2010
2
Drawn to Injustice: The Wrongful Conviction of Timothy Masters
This is the compelling true story of one life ended in blood and murder, one life ruined by coincidence and prejudice, and justice long denied but finally found.
Timothy Masters, Steve Lehto, 2012
3
A Wrongful Death
Who knew that being a Good Samaritan would lead Barbara Holloway to face her biggest challenge ever: being named prime suspect in a high-profile kidnapping?
Kate Wilhelm, 2012
4
The Innocence Commission: Preventing Wrongful Convictions ...
Beyond Exonerating the Innocent: Author on WAMU Radio Convicted Yet Innocent: The Legal Times Review Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2008 DNA testing and advances in forensic science have shaken the foundations of the U.S. criminal ...
Jon B. Gould, 2007
5
Grave Injustice: Unearthing Wrongful Executions
In Grave Injustice Richard A. Stack seeks to advance the anti-death penalty argument by examining the cases of individuals who, like Davis, have been executed but a
Richard A. Stack, 2013
6
Innocent: Inside Wrongful Conviction Cases
One of the earliest Sanskrit dramas, "Little Clay Cart" was created in South India, perhaps in the seventh century CE. Set in the city of Ujjain, so secular and universal is the story that it can be situated in any society, and it has, ...
Scott Christianson, 2006
7
Justice Miscarried: Inside Wrongful Convictions in Canada
Looks at judicial error and wrongful conviction in Canada, including the cases of David Milgaard, Donald Marshall, Guy Paul Morin, and Clayton Johnson.
Hélèna Katz, 2011
8
Wrongful Death: A Novel
Just minutes after winning a $1.6 million wrongful-death verdict, attorney David Sloane confronts the one case that threatens to blemish his unbeaten record in the courtroom.
Robert Dugoni, 2009
9
Wilkie Collins's The Dead Alive: The Novel, the Case, and ...
"Rob Warden, one of the country's most eloquent and effective advocates for the wrongly convicted, presents this classic work with accounts of a number of other real-life "dead alive" cases known to have occurred in the United States.
Wilkie Collins, Rob Warden, 2005
10
Wrongful Death
After serving on the War Crimes Tribunal in the Hague, railroad lawyer Elliot Stone returns to the U.S. and finds himself embroiled in a medical mystery surrounding the string of apparent murders of terminally ill patients. Reprint.
Baine Kerr, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WRONGFUL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term wrongful is used in the context of the following news items.
1
LA County DA Jackie Lacey to unveil details on wrongful-conviction …
Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey will unveil details Monday about the creation of a unit dedicated to reviewing the integrity of convictions for people ... «Los Angeles Times, Jun 15»
2
Suge Knight, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, and Universal Studios sued for …
Suge Knight, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Cle “Bone” Sloan, and Universal Studios have been sued for wrongful death by the widow of Knight's friend Terry Carter, ... «Entertainment Weekly, Jun 15»
3
Wrongful-death suit planned against St. Louis officer
People gather for a candlelight vigil Oct. 9 to remember Vonderrit Myers Jr. in St. Louis. A lawyer for the family of the black 18-year-old shot and killed in October ... «Southeast Missourian, May 15»
4
Bruce Jenner Served With Wrongful Death Lawsuit for Malibu Crash
A wrongful-death lawsuit was filed today in California against Bruce Jenner stemming from the four-car crash in February that left one of the drivers dead. «ABC News, May 15»
5
Michael Brown's family files wrongful death lawsuit against Ferguson
The wrongful death lawsuit names the city of Ferguson, former police chief Thomas Jackson and Wilson as the defendants. Lesley McSpadden and Michael ... «Washington Post, Apr 15»
6
Bruce Jenner Faces Wrongful Death Suit By Victim's Stepchildren
The stepchildren of the woman who was killed in the Bruce Jenner car crash are gearing up for a wrongful death lawsuit, TMZ has learned, and what's especially ... «TMZ.com, Apr 15»
7
Juan Rivera wins largest wrongful conviction settlement in US history
A wrongful conviction case in Lake County has settled at $20 million, the largest-ever settlement of its kind in U.S. history, according to plaintiff Juan Rivera's ... «WLS-TV, Mar 15»
8
China Top Judge Apologizes for Wrongful Convictions
BEIJING—China's top judge used a high-profile speech in Beijing to apologize for a spate of wrongful-conviction cases, part of an effort to shore up eroded ... «Wall Street Journal, Mar 15»
9
Court weighs once-condemned man's wrongful imprisonment suit
Dale Johnston on Monday, March 9, 2015, in Grove City, Ohio recalls the years he's spent fighting the state for a wrongful imprisonment ruling for the time he ... «Yahoo News UK, Mar 15»
10
State Awards Ireland $6 Million For 21 Years Of Wrongful Incarceration
Asked Thursday about the state claims commissioner's decision to award him $6 million, making him the first person to be compensated for a wrongful ... «Hartford Courant, Jan 15»

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