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From iniūrius, from in- + iūs, iūris.



iniūria f (genitive iniūriae); first declension

  1. injury, wronging, offense, insult, wrong
  2. injustice, wrongdoing
  3. damage, harm, hurt, injury
  4. slander


First declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative iniūria iniūriae
Genitive iniūriae iniūriārum
Dative iniūriae iniūriīs
Accusative iniūriam iniūriās
Ablative iniūriā iniūriīs
Vocative iniūria iniūriae

Derived termsEdit



  • iniuria in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • iniuria in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be a victim of the malice of Fortune: ad iniurias fortunae expositum esse
    • to avenge an insult: iniurias persequi (Verr. 2. 3. 9)
    • to wrong a person: iniuriam inferre, facere alicui
    • to wrong a person: iniuria afficere aliquem
    • to provoke a person by a gratuitous insult: iniuria lacessere aliquem
    • to refrain from doing a wrong, an injustice: iniuria abstinere (Off. 3. 17. 72)
    • to be the victim of an injustice: iniuriam accipere
    • to suffer wrong: iniuriam ferre, pati
    • to repel an injury: iniurias defendere, repellere, propulsare
    • to leave a wrong unpunished, to ignore it: iniurias neglegere
    • to protect any one from wrong: ab iniuria aliquem defendere
    • to give some one satisfaction for an injury: satisfacere alicui pro (de) iniuriis
    • to proceed against some one with the utmost rigour of the law; to strain the law in one's favour: summo iure agere cum aliquo (cf. summum ius, summa iniuria)
    • and rightly too: neque immerito (iniuria)
    • and rightly too: neque id immerito (iniuria)
  • iniuria in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers