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wrong

1. (of a side, esp of a fabric) intended to face the inside so as not to be seen
2. Law
a. an infringement of another person's rights, rendering the offender liable to a civil action, as for breach of contract or tort
b. a violation of public rights and duties, affecting the community as a whole and actionable at the instance of the Crown
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"Take this into consideration, friends of the Jury, and you will readily decide that the kitten is wrongfully accused and should be set at liberty."
The general presented the ambassador with a rich robe, and returned this gallant answer: "That he and his fellow-soldiers were come with an intention to drive Mahomet out of these countries, which he had wrongfully usurped; that his present design was, instead of returning back the way he came, as Mahomet advised, to open himself a passage through the country of his enemies; that Mahomet should rather think of determining whether he would fight or yield up his ill-gotten territories, than of prescribing measures to him; that he put his whole confidence in the omnipotence of God and the justice of his cause, and that to show how just a sense he had of Mahomet's kindness, he took the liberty of presenting him with a looking-glass and a pair of pincers."
There must be no answering back to him; no explanation was allowed a slave, showing himself to have been wrongfully accused.
Many of these bear with them the smart of real or fancied injuries; many consider themselves expatriated beings, wrongfully exiled from their hereditary homes, and the sepulchres of their fathers, and cherish a deep and abiding animosity against the race that has dispossessed them.
And a similar fate will overtake everyone under the Sun who wrongfully assumes a title to which he has no right.'
But one Florida prosecutor responded in an e-mail to Schlakman: "By wrongfully convicted, I assume you mean people like Ted Bundy and Charles Manson, or Jostin Drayton who poured gasoline on a man and set him on fire because the man owed him $600.
ISLAMABAD , October 01, 2009 (Frontier Star): State Minister for Interior Tasneem Ahmed Qureshi has stated that a specific group has been wrongfully interpreting about the conditionality of Kerry-Lugar bill, without ant base and merit.
Khalid (42) of Charles Road, Small Heath, had denied a charge of sexual touching, claiming to police he had been wrongfully identified.
An employment tribunal ruled in February that Miss Hildreth, of Western Drive, Grainger Park, Newcastle, was constructively, wrongfully and unfairly dismissed.
The eyes of the waif who emerged from prison in 2003 after being wrongfully imprisoned for more than three years, were already dead.
Section 7422 requires that before a taxpayer can sue to recover funds "wrongfully collected," an administrative claim for refund must be filed in accordance with the relevant regulations.
While France was in turmoil, I was in England, ancestral home of the Anglo-Saxon race, giving a talk when a fellow in the audience asked me how people could be fired without "due process." In the U.K., a person who feels she has been wrongfully dismissed can turn to an employment appeals tribunal and, beyond that, to the courts.