injury

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From Anglo-Norman injurie, from Latin iniūria (injustice; wrong; offense), from in- (not) + iūs, iūris (right, law).

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injury (plural injuries)

  1. damage to the body of a human or animal
    The passenger sustained a severe injury in the car accident.
  2. violation of a person, their character, feelings, rights, property, or interests
    Slander is an injury to the character.
  3. (archaic) injustice

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injury (third-person singular simple present injuries, present participle injurying, simple past and past participle injuried)

  1. (obsolete) To wrong, to injure.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.12:
      The best of us doth not so much feare to wrong him, as he doth to injurie his neighbour, his kinsman, or his master.

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