wrongful wrong‧ful [ˈrɒŋfl ǁ ˈrɒːŋ-] adjective [only before a noun] HUMAN RESOURCES
wrongful actions or activities are unfair or illegal:

• He has filed a lawsuit alleging wrongful dismissal (= being dismissed unfairly from his job ) .

— wrongfully adverb :

• The company had wrongfully fired him after he refused to violate environmental policies.

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wrongful UK US /ˈrɒŋfəl/ adjective [before noun]
used to describe actions that are unfair or illegal: wrongful arrest/conviction/imprisonment »

His lawyer is negotiating compensation for his wrongful conviction.


wrongful act/conduct/death

wrongfully adverb

Many people believe she was wrongfully convicted.

Financial and business terms. 2012.