Definition of iniquity noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪˈnɪkwəti//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈnɪkwəti//
[uncountable, countable] (pl. iniquities) (formal)
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the fact of being very unfair or wrong; something that is very unfair or wrong the iniquity of racial prejudice the iniquities of the criminal justice system Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French iniquite, from Latin iniquitas, from iniquus, from in- ‘not’ + aequus ‘equal, just’.
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