Definition of wrongful adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈrɒŋfl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrɔːŋfl//
[usually before noun] (law)
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not fair, morally right or legal She decided to sue her employer for wrongful dismissal.Extra examples He is suing the police for wrongful arrest. Such a law could lead to the wrongful conviction of hundreds of innocent people. The company must pay for any wrongful act on the part of its employees.
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