“Injury” (including ‘injury’ to one’s rights) – & Related Definitions

Definition of INJURY:

n. (14c.) 1. The violation of another’s legal right, for which the law provides a remedy; a wrong or injustice.  Scots law. Anything said or done in breach of a duty not to do it, if harm results to another in person, character, or property.  Injuries are divided into real injuries (such as wounding) & verbal injuries (such as slander).  They may be criminal wrongs (as with assault) or civil wrongs (as with defamation).  3. Any harm or damage. Some authorities distinguish harm from injury, holding that while harm denotes any personal loss or detriment, injury involves an actionable invasion of a legally protected interest.  See Restatement (Second) of Torts § 7 , cmt. A (1965). — injury, vb. — injurious, adj.


(16c.) Torts. 1. In a negligence action, any harm caused to a person, such as a broken bone, a cut, or a bruise; bodily injury. — Also termed bodily injury.  2. Any invasion of a personal right, including mental suffering & false imprisonment. — Also termed private injury. 3. For purposes of workers’ compensation, any harm (including a worsened preexisting condition) that arises in the scope of employment. — Abbr. PI. 4. A non physical injury that occurs due to wrongful eviction, slander, false arrest or by violating the right to privacy of any person.”[2]

Definition of UNJUSTIFIABLE:

adj. Legally or morally unacceptable; devoid of any good reason that would provide an excuse or defense.”


(1973) A lawsuit brought by a former tenant or possessor of real property against one who has put the plaintiff out of possession, alleging that the eviction was illegal.”


(18c.) The unjustifiable retention of the possession of real property by one whose original entry was lawful, as when a tenant holds over after lease termination despite the landlord’s demand for possession.”

Definition of FALSE ARREST:

(18c.) An arrest made without proper legal authority.”

Definition of UNLAWFUL ARREST:

(18c.) The taking of a person into custody either without a valid warrant or without
probable cause to believe that the person has committed a crime.”

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[1]:  Black’s Law Dictionary 2nd Edition Online, “Who Is Henry Campbell Black?”: http://thelawdictionary.org/article/who-was-henry-campbell-black/

[2]: Definition number for Personal Injury from Black’s Law Second Editionhttp://thelawdictionary.org/personal-injury/

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