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iniquity

INIQ'UITY, n. [L. iniquitas; in and oequitas, equity.]

1. Injustice; unrighteousness; a deviation from rectitude; as the iniquity of war; the iniquity of the slave trade.

2. Want of rectitude in principle; as a malicious prosecution originating in the iniquity of the author.

3. A particular deviation from rectitude; a sin or crime; wickedness; any act of injustice.

Your iniquities have separated between you and your God. Is.59.

4. Original want of holiness or depravity.

I was shapen in iniquity. Ps.51.



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INIQ'UITY, n. [L. iniquitas; in and oequitas, equity.]

1. Injustice; unrighteousness; a deviation from rectitude; as the iniquity of war; the iniquity of the slave trade.

2. Want of rectitude in principle; as a malicious prosecution originating in the iniquity of the author.

3. A particular deviation from rectitude; a sin or crime; wickedness; any act of injustice.

Your iniquities have separated between you and your God. Is.59.

4. Original want of holiness or depravity.

I was shapen in iniquity. Ps.51.

IN-IQ'UI-TY, n. [Fr. iniquité; iniquitas; in and æquitas, equity.]

  1. Injustice; unrighteousness; a deviation from rectitude; as, the iniquity of war; the iniquity of the slave trade.
  2. Want of rectitude in principle; as, a malicious prosecution originating in the iniquity of the author.
  3. A particular deviation from rectitude; a sin or crime; wickedness; any act of injustice. Your iniquities have separated between you and your God. Ps. lix.
  4. Original want of holiness, or depravity. I was shapen in iniquity. Ps. li.

In*iq"ui*ty
  1. Absence of, or deviation from, just dealing; want of rectitude or uprightness; gross injustice; unrighteousness; wickedness; as, the iniquity of bribery; the iniquity of an unjust judge.

    Till the world from his perfection fell
    Into all filth and foul iniquity.
    Spenser.

  2. An iniquitous act or thing; a deed of injustice or unrighteousness; a sin; a crime.

    Milton.

    Your iniquities have separated between you and your God. Is. lix. 2.

  3. A character or personification in the old English moralities, or moral dramas, having the name sometimes of one vice and sometimes of another. See Vice.

    Acts old Iniquity, and in the fit
    Of miming gets the opinion of a wit.
    B. Jonson.

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Iniquity

INIQ'UITY, noun [Latin iniquitas; in and oequitas, equity.]

1. Injustice; unrighteousness; a deviation from rectitude; as the iniquity of war; the iniquity of the slave trade.

2. Want of rectitude in principle; as a malicious prosecution originating in the iniquity of the author.

3. A particular deviation from rectitude; a sin or crime; wickedness; any act of injustice.

Your iniquities have separated between you and your God. Isaiah 59:2.

4. Original want of holiness or depravity.

I was shapen in iniquity Psalms 51:5.

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