iniquity

Definitions:

  • Gross immorality or injustice; wickedness.
  • A grossly immoral act; a sin.
  • Lack of equity; gross injustice; unrighteousness; wickedness: as, the <em>iniquity</em> of the slave-trade.
  • A violation of right or duty; an unjust or wicked action; a wilful wrong or crime.
  • In <em>Scots law</em>, inequity; a judicial act or decision contrary to law or equity.
  • [<em>capitalized</em>] A comic character or buffoon in the medieval English moralities or moral plays, often otherwise called the <em>Vice</em>, and sometimes by the name of the particular vice he represented.
  • <strong>Synonyms</strong> and <em>Sin, Transgression</em>, etc. See <internalXref urlencoded="crime">crime</internalXref>.
  • Absence of, or deviation from, just dealing; lack of rectitude or uprightness; gross injustice; unrighteousness; wickedness
  • An iniquitous act or thing; a deed of injustice or unrighteousness; a sin; a crime.
  • A character or personification in the old English moralities, or moral dramas, having the name sometimes of one vice and sometimes of another. See <er>Vice</er>.
  • <xref>Deviation</xref> from what is right; <xref>wickedness</xref>, <xref>gross</xref> <xref>injustice</xref>.
  • A <xref>wrongful</xref> <xref>act</xref>.
  • <xref>Absence</xref> of <xref>moral</xref> or <xref>spiritual</xref> <xref>values</xref>, <xref>lawlessness</xref>.
  • <xref>Denial</xref> of the <xref>sovereignty</xref> of <xref>God</xref>.
  • absence of moral or spiritual values
  • an unjust act
  • morally objectionable behavior
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