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English definition of “wrongful”

wrongful

adjective uk   /ˈrɒŋ.fəl/ us    /ˈrɑːŋ-/
describes actions that are unfair or illegal: She is claiming damages from the company for wrongful dismissal. wrongful arrest/imprisonmentLegal and illegal
wrongfully
adverb uk   /-i/ us  
wrongfully arrestedUnfairness and favouring someone unfairlyJustice and fairness
(Definition of wrongful from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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