(Of an act) not fair, just, or legal: he is suing the police for wrongful arrest
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- In the passage cited above he referred to the defendant's asking the court to sanction his committing a wrongful act.
- In all cases the primary question is one of fact: did the wrongful act cause the injury?
- First, compensation can only be appropriate where the damage has been caused by the wrongful act.
- Example sentences
- No attempt is made to assert that the conduct or omission reaches a sufficient level of wrongfulness to warrant the intervention of a criminal court and the imposition of a criminal sanction.
- If evidence was brought which proved that the child had reached a stage of development whereby he understood the wrongfulness of his act, he would be convicted.
- In other words, we are going to get into the circumstances of the rightfulness or wrongfulness of the gentleman's removal from this country in the first place.
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