Definition of 'wrongful'
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He is understood to be planning legal action against the force for wrongful arrest and an illegal search of his home. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The youths sued for wrongful arrest and hurt feelings. The Sun (2011)He and his wife sued for wrongful arrest and won. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Individuals who carry out wrongful acts are also responsible in international law. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But any expert giving an opinion that could lead to wrongful conviction must surely let that opinion be tested. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It has only received a 250,000 interim payment for wrongful imprisonment. Times, Sunday Times (2010)As a result, there could have been wrongful convictions. Times, Sunday Times (2007)After his release from prison, he became a campaigner for victims of wrongful convictions. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The court disagreed that these acts amounted to a ratification of the defendant's wrongful acts by the church. Christianity Today (2000)THE reason we don't have capital punishment is that wrongful convictions can and do happen. The Sun (2010)Crucially, too, they would be unable to claim compensation for wrongful imprisonment. Times, Sunday Times (2012)An original claim for lost earnings and wrongful imprisonment was rejected by the Ministry of Justice. The Sun (2012)He did so on the grounds there was a'real risk of wrongful conviction '. The Sun (2015)A single mother works hard to fund putting herself through law school so she can overturn her brother's wrongful conviction for murder. The Sun (2012)Ministers are bracing themselves for compensation claims for wrongful arrest from the individuals unlawfully stopped by 14 police forces throughout Britain. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He is expected to claim compensation that takes into account the loss of his career as an airline pilot, his wrongful imprisonment and damage to his health. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A full acquittal, after all, would engender huge compensation claims for wrongful imprisonment. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He announced plans for a cap of 500,000 on compensation for each case of wrongful conviction, and new conditions will be placed on claimants. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He remains on police bail but is planning legal action against the FSA and police for defamation, wrongful arrest and breach of statutory duty. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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British English: wrongful ADJECTIVE
A wrongful act is one that is illegal, immoral, or unjust.
...a wrongful conviction.
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