injury
in·ju·ry n pl -ries [Latin injuria, from injurus injurious, from in- not + jur- jus right]
1: an act that wrongs or harms another; specif: a violation of a legally protected interest (as the physical or mental well-being, property, reputation, or rights of another) for which the law allows an action for legal or equitable relief
2: hurt, damage, or loss sustained

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

injury
I noun abuse, adversity, bane, breakage, damage, damnum, deprivation, detriment, detrimentum, disservice, harm, harmful act, hurt, ill treatment, impairment, incommodum, invasion of a legal right, loss, offense, physical hurt, prejudice, privation, violence, wrong associated concepts: accidental injury, cause of injury, comparative injury, compensable injury, contributory negligence, direct injury, efficient cause, future injury, indirect injury, indivisible injury, injury to business, injury to property, injury to reputation, intentional injury, irreparable injury, malicious injury, permanent injury, personal injury, previous injury, proof of injury, res ipsa loquitur, serious injury suffered, wanton injury foreign phrases:
- Quid sit jus, et in quo consistit injuria, legis est definire. — What constitutes right, and what injury, it is the business of the law to define
- Non omne damnum inducit injuriam. — Not every loss produces an injury.
- Neminem laedit qui jure suo utttur. — He who stands on his own rights injures no one
- Jus est norma recti; et quicquid est contra normam recti est injuria. — Law is the rule of right; and whatever is contrary to the rule of right is an injury.
- Melius est in tempore occurrere, quam post causam vulneratum remedium quaerere. — It is better to meet a thing in time, than to seek a remedy after an injury has been inflicted.
- Prohibetur ne quis faciat in suo quod nocere possit alieno. — It is forbidden for anyone to do on his own property what may injure another's
- Lex neminl facit injuriam. — The law works injury to no one
- Pad sunt maxime contraria vis et injuria. — Violence and injury are especially hostile to peace
- Res inter alios judicatae nullum aliis praejudicium faciunt. — Transactions between strangers ought not to injure those who are not parties to them.
- Volenti non fit injuria. — No injury is done where the person injured consents
- Corpora/is injuria non recipit aestimationem de futuro. — A personal injury cannot be compensated for by later acts
- Fictio legis inique operatur alieni damnum vel injuriam. — Fiction of law is wrongful if it works loss or harm to anyone.
- Privatis pactionibus non dubium est non laedi fus caeterorum. — There is no doubt that private contracts cannot prejudice the rights of others
- Damnum sine injuria esse potest — There can be damage or injury inflicted without any act of injustice
- Ab assuetis non fit injuria. — No injury is done by things long acquiesced in.
- Consuetudo neque injuria oriti neque tolli potest. — A custom can neither arise nor be abolished by an injury
- Aedificare in tuo proprio solo non licet quod alteri noceat. — It is not lawful to build upon one's own land what may injure another.
- Factum unius alteri nocere non debet. — The act of one person should not prejudice another.
- Injuria non praesumitur. — A wrong is not presumed
- Lex nemini operatur iniquum, nemini faclt injuriam. — The law never works an injury, or does a wrong.
II index abuse (physical misuse), adversity, assault, casualty, cost (penalty), damage, damages, defacement, delict, detriment, disadvantage, disservice, drawback, expense (sacrifice), flaw, grievance, ground, harm, impairment (damage), infliction, mischief, misdeed, offense, pain, wrong

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


injury
n.
Harm or damage; damage that comes from the violation of a legal right.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


injury
Harm done to a person by the acts or omissions of another. Injury may be physical or may involve damage to reputation, loss of a legal right, or breach of a contract.
Category: Accidents & Injuries
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


injury
n. A violation of rights, or harm inflicted on an individual, for which damages or relief may be sought in court.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


injury
A comprehensive term for any wrong or harm done by one individual to another individual's body, rights, reputation, or property. Any interference with an individual's legally protected interest.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


injury
A comprehensive term for any wrong or harm done by one individual to another individual's body, rights, reputation, or property. Any interference with an individual's legally protected interest.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

injury
n.
   any harm done to a person by the acts or omissions of another. Injury may include physical hurt as well as damage to reputation or dignity, loss of a legal right or breach of contract. If the party causing the injury was either willful (intentionally causing harm) or negligent then he/she is responsible (liable) for payment of damages for the harm caused. Theoretically, potential or continuing injury may be prevented by an order of the court upon a petition for an injunction.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • injury — 1 Injury, hurt, damage, harm, mischief mean the act or the result of inflicting on a person or thing something that causes loss or pain. Injury is the comprehensive term referable to an act or to a result of that act which involves a violation of …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Injury — In ju*ry, n.; pl. {Injuries}. [OE. injurie, L. injuria, fr. injurius injurious, wrongful, unjust; pref. in not + jus, juris, right, law, justice: cf. F. injure. See {Just}, a.] Any damage or hurt done to a person or thing; detriment to, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • injury — (n.) late 14c., harm, damage, loss; a specific injury, from Anglo Fr. injurie wrongful action, from L. injuria wrong, hurt, injustice, insult, noun use of fem. of injurius wrongful, unjust, from in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + jus… …   Etymology dictionary

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  • injury — ► NOUN (pl. injuries) 1) an instance of being injured. 2) the fact of being injured; harm or damage. ORIGIN Latin injuria a wrong …   English terms dictionary

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  • injury — Any wrong or damage done to another, either in his person, rights, reputation, or property. The invasion of any legally protected interest of another. Restatement, Second, Torts, No. 7. Absolute injuries. Injuries to those rights which a person… …   Black's law dictionary

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