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Meaning of INIQUITY

Pronunciation:  i'nikwitee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an unjust act
  2. [n]  morally objectionable behavior
  3. [n]  absence of moral or spiritual values; "the powers of darkness"

INIQUITY is a 8 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: dark, darkness, evil, immorality, injustice, unfairness, wickedness, wickedness
 See Also: actus reus, condition, devilry, deviltry, evildoing, foul play, irreverence, misconduct, status, transgression, violation, wrongdoing, wrongful conduct



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In*iq"ui*ty\, n.; pl. {Iniquities}. [OE. iniquitee, F.
iniquit['e], L. iniquitas, inequality, unfairness, injustice.
See {Iniquous}.]
1. Absence of, or deviation from, just dealing; want of
   rectitude or uprightness; gross injustice;
   unrighteousness; wickedness; as, the iniquity of bribery;
   the iniquity of an unjust judge.

         Till the world from his perfection fell Into all
         filth and foul iniquity.              --Spenser.

2. An iniquitous act or thing; a deed of injustice o?
   unrighteousness; a sin; a crime. --Milton.

         Your iniquities have separated between you and your
         God.                                  --Is. lix. 2.

3. A character or personification in the old English
   moralities, or moral dramas, having the name sometimes of
   one vice and sometimes of another. See {Vice}.

         Acts old Iniquity, and in the fit Of miming gets the
         opinion of a wit.                     --B. Jonson.

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