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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Iniquity \In*iq"ui*ty\, noun; pl. {Iniquities}. [OE. iniquitee, F. iniquit['e], L. iniquitas, inequality, unfairness, injustice. See {Iniquous}.]

1. Absence of, or deviation from, just dealing; lack of rectitude or uprightness; gross injustice; unrighteousness; wickedness; as, the iniquity of bribery; the iniquity of an unjust judge.

Till the world from his perfection fell Into all filth and foul iniquity. --Spenser.

2. An iniquitous act or thing; a deed of injustice or unrighteousness; a sin; a crime. --Milton.

Your iniquities have separated between you and your God. --Is. lix. 2.

3. A character or personification in the old English moralities, or moral dramas, having the name sometimes of one vice and sometimes of another. See {Vice}.

Acts old Iniquity, and in the fit Of miming gets the opinion of a wit. --B. Jonson.


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