in|iq|ui|ty [ıˈnıkwıti] n plural iniquities [U and C] formal
[Date: 1200-1300; : Old French; Origin: iniquité, from Latin, from aequus 'equal']
the quality of being very unfair or evil, or something that is very unfair
iniquity of
He went on and on about the iniquities of bourgeois oppression.
They were trying to protect their son from iniquity.
den of iniquity atden

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.


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