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An illegal or immoral act. A distinction must be drawn between moral wrongs and legal wrongs. Some moral wrongs, such as murder or theft, are also crimes punishable by law. But many moral wrongs are not legal wrongs and some legal offences, such as parking offences, are not generally regarded as morally blameworthy. Legal wrongs may be criminal or civil. Crimes are offences against society as a whole, not merely against the victim of the crime. Civil wrongs, such as torts, breaches of contract, and interferences with property rights, are wrongs to the individuals affected.

From:  wrong  in  A Dictionary of Law »

Subjects: Law.

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