In"ju*ry (?), n.; pl.
Injuries (#). [OE. injurie, L.
injuria, fr. injurius injurious, wrongful, unjust;
pref. in- not + jus, juris, right, law, justice:
cf. F. injure. See Just, a.] Any
damage or hurt done to a person or thing; detriment to, or violation
of, the person, character, feelings, rights, property, or interests
of an individual; that which injures, or occasions wrong, loss,
damage, or detriment; harm; hurt; loss; mischief; wrong; evil; as,
his health was impaired by a severe injury; slander is an
injury to the character.
For he that doeth injury shall receive that
that he did evil. Wyclif(Col. iii. 25).
Many times we do injury to a cause by dwelling
on trifling arguments. I. Watts.
Riot ascends above their loftiest towers, Milton.
And injury and outrage.
☞ Injury in morals and jurisprudence is the
intentional doing of wrong. Fleming.
Syn. -- Harm; hurt; damage; loss; impairment; detriment;
wrong; evil; injustice.