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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Private \Pri"vate\ (?; 48), a. [L. privatus apart from the
     state, peculiar to an individual, private, properly p. p. of
     privare to bereave, deprive, originally, to separate, fr.
     privus single, private, perhaps originally, put forward
     (hence, alone, single) and akin to prae before. See Prior,
     a., and cf. Deprive, Privy, a.]
     1. Belonging to, or concerning, an individual person,
        company, or interest; peculiar to one's self; unconnected
        with others; personal; one's own; not public; not general;
        separate; as, a man's private opinion; private property; a
        private purse; private expenses or interests; a private
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     2. Sequestered from company or observation; appropriated to
        an individual; secret; secluded; lonely; solitary; as, a
        private room or apartment; private prayer.
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              Reason . . . then retires
              Into her private cell when nature rests. --Milton.
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     3. Not invested with, or engaged in, public office or
        employment; as, a private citizen; private life. --Shak.
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              A private person may arrest a felon.  --Blackstone.
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     4. Not publicly known; not open; secret; as, a private
        negotiation; a private understanding.
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     5. Having secret or private knowledge; privy. [Obs.]
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     Private act or Private statute, a statute exclusively for
        the settlement of private and personal interests, of which
        courts do not take judicial notice; -- opposed to a
        general law, which operates on the whole community. In
        the United States Congress, similar private acts are
        referred to as private law and a general law as a
        public law.
     Private nuisance or wrong. See Nuisance.
     Private soldier. See Private, n., 5.
     Private way, a right of private passage over another man's
        ground; also, a road on private land, contrasted with
        public road, which is on a public right of way. --Kent.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wrong \Wrong\ (?; 115), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wronged; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Wronging.]
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     1. To treat with injustice; to deprive of some right, or to
        withhold some act of justice from; to do undeserved harm
        to; to deal unjustly with; to injure.
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              He that sinneth . . . wrongeth his own soul. --Prov.
                                                    viii. 36.
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     2. To impute evil to unjustly; as, if you suppose me capable
        of a base act, you wrong me.
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              I rather choose
              To wrong the dead, to wrong myself and you,
              Than I will wrong such honorable men. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wrong \Wrong\, adv.
     In a wrong manner; not rightly; amiss; morally ill;
     erroneously; wrongly.
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           Ten censure wrong for one that writes amiss. --Pope.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wrong \Wrong\, obs.
     imp. of Wring. Wrung. --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wrong \Wrong\ (?; 115), a. [OE. wrong, wrang, a. & n., AS.
     wrang, n.; originally, awry, wrung, fr. wringan to wring;
     akin to D. wrang bitter, Dan. vrang wrong, Sw. vr[*a]ng,
     Icel. rangr awry, wrong. See Wring.]
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     1. Twisted; wry; as, a wrong nose. [Obs.] --Wyclif (Lev. xxi.
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     2. Not according to the laws of good morals, whether divine
        or human; not suitable to the highest and best end; not
        morally right; deviating from rectitude or duty; not just
        or equitable; not true; not legal; as, a wrong practice;
        wrong ideas; wrong inclinations and desires.
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     3. Not fit or suitable to an end or object; not appropriate
        for an intended use; not according to rule; unsuitable;
        improper; incorrect; as, to hold a book with the wrong end
        uppermost; to take the wrong way.
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              I have deceived you both; I have directed you to
              wrong places.                         --Shak.
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     4. Not according to truth; not conforming to fact or intent;
        not right; mistaken; erroneous; as, a wrong statement.
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     5. Designed to be worn or placed inward; as, the wrong side
        of a garment or of a piece of cloth.
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     Syn: Injurious; unjust; faulty; detrimental; incorrect;
          erroneous; unfit; unsuitable.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wrong \Wrong\, n. [AS. wrang. See Wrong, a.]
     That which is not right. Specifically:
     (a) Nonconformity or disobedience to lawful authority, divine
         or human; deviation from duty; -- the opposite of moral
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               When I had wrong and she the right.  --Chaucer.
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               One spake much of right and wrong.   --Milton.
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     (b) Deviation or departure from truth or fact; state of
         falsity; error; as, to be in the wrong.
     (c) Whatever deviates from moral rectitude; usually, an act
         that involves evil consequences, as one which inflicts
         injury on a person; any injury done to, or received from;
         another; a trespass; a violation of right.
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               Friend, I do thee no wrong.          --Matt. xx.
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               As the king of England can do no wrong, so neither
               can he do right but in his courts and by his
               courts.                              --Milton.
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               The obligation to redress a wrong is at least as
               binding as that of paying a debt.    --E. Evereth.
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     Note: Wrongs, legally, are private or public. Private wrongs
           are civil injuries, immediately affecting individuals;
           public wrongs are crimes and misdemeanors which affect
           the community. --Blackstone.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adv 1: in an inaccurate manner; "he decided to reveal the
             details only after other sources had reported them
             incorrectly"; "she guessed wrong" [syn: incorrectly,
             wrongly, wrong] [ant: aright, correctly, right]
      adj 1: not correct; not in conformity with fact or truth; "an
             incorrect calculation"; "the report in the paper is
             wrong"; "your information is wrong"; "the clock showed
             the wrong time"; "found themselves on the wrong road";
             "based on the wrong assumptions" [syn: incorrect,
             wrong] [ant: correct, right]
      2: contrary to conscience or morality or law; "it is wrong for
         the rich to take advantage of the poor"; "cheating is wrong";
         "it is wrong to lie" [ant: right]
      3: not appropriate for a purpose or occasion; "said all the
         wrong things" [syn: improper, wrong]
      4: not functioning properly; "something is amiss"; "has gone
         completely haywire"; "something is wrong with the engine"
         [syn: amiss(p), awry(p), haywire, wrong(p)]
      5: based on or acting or judging in error; "it is wrong to think
         that way" [ant: correct, right]
      6: not in accord with established usage or procedure; "the wrong
         medicine"; "the wrong way to shuck clams"; "it is incorrect
         for a policeman to accept gifts" [syn: wrong, incorrect]
      7: used of the side of cloth or clothing intended to face
         inward; "socks worn wrong side out"
      8: badly timed; "an ill-timed intervention"; "you think my
         intrusion unseasonable"; "an untimely remark"; "it was the
         wrong moment for a joke" [syn: ill-timed, unseasonable,
         untimely, wrong]
      9: characterized by errors; not agreeing with a model or not
         following established rules; "he submitted a faulty report";
         "an incorrect transcription"; the wrong side of the road"
         [syn: faulty, incorrect, wrong]
      n 1: that which is contrary to the principles of justice or law;
           "he feels that you are in the wrong" [syn: wrong,
           wrongfulness] [ant: right, rightfulness]
      2: any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal
         right [syn: wrong, legal injury, damage]
      v 1: treat unjustly; do wrong to [ant: compensate, correct,
           redress, right]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  417 Moby Thesaurus words for "wrong":
     abandoned, aberrancy, aberrant, aberration, abnormal, abominable,
     abomination, abroad, abuse, accursed, adrift, afflict, afield,
     aggrieve, all abroad, all off, all wet, all wrong, amiss, arrant,
     askew, astray, at fault, atrocious, atrocity, awry, bad, badly,
     bane, base, batty, befoul, befoulment, beside the mark, bewitch,
     black, blamable, blameworthy, blasphemous, blight, breach, bum,
     censurable, commit an atrocity, condemn, corrupt, corruption,
     cracked, crappy, crazed, crazy, crime, crime against humanity,
     criminal, crucify, crying evil, curse, daft, damage, damnable,
     dark, deadly sin, debauched, debt, deceptive, defective,
     defectiveness, defile, defilement, delict, delinquency, delinquent,
     delusion, delusive, demented, deprave, depraved, deranged,
     dereliction, despoil, despoliation, destroy, destruction,
     detriment, deviancy, deviant, deviational, deviative, diablerie,
     disadvantage, disgrace, disgraceful, dissatisfactory, disserve,
     disservice, dissolute, distorted, distortion, distress,
     do a disservice, do a mischief, do evil, do ill, do wrong,
     do wrong by, do wrong to, doom, enormity, envenom, errancy, errant,
     erring, erroneous, erroneously, erroneousness, error, evil,
     evildoing, evilly, execrable, failure, fallacious, fallaciously,
     fallaciousness, fallacy, false, falsely, falseness, falsity, fault,
     faultful, faultfully, faultily, faultiness, faulty, felonious,
     felony, flagitious, flagrant, flaw, flawed, flawedness, foul,
     futile, genocide, get into trouble, great wrong, grievance,
     gross injustice, guilty act, hamartia, harass, hardly the thing,
     harm, havoc, heavy sin, heinous, heresy, heretical, heterodox,
     heterodoxy, hex, hurt, ignominious, ill, ill-advised,
     ill-considered, ill-seasoned, ill-suited, ill-timed, ill-treat,
     illegal, illegality, illogical, illusion, illusory, immoral,
     impair, impolitic, imposition, improper, improperly, improperness,
     impropriety, in error, inaccurate, inadvisable, inappropriate,
     inapt, inauspicious, incongruous, inconvenient, incorrect,
     incorrectly, indecorous, indecorously, indiscretion, inept,
     inequitable, inequitableness, inequity, inexpedient,
     inexpiable sin, infamous, infamy, infect, infection, infelicitous,
     inferior, iniquitous, iniquitousness, iniquity, injure, injury,
     injustice, inopportune, intempestive, intrusive, invalid,
     irrelevant, jinx, knavery, knavish, lapse, late, low, lunatic,
     mal a propos, malapropos, malefaction, malefactory, malevolent,
     malfeasance, malfeasant, maltreat, malum, menace, minor wrong,
     misapplication, miscarriage of justice, mischief, misconstruction,
     misdeed, misdemeanor, misdoing, misfeasance, misguided,
     misinterpretation, misjudgment, mistaken, mistakenly, mistimed,
     mistreat, molest, monstrous, mortal sin, naughty, nefarious,
     nonfeasance, not done, not right, not the thing, not true,
     obliquity, off, off base, off the track, off-base, off-color,
     offend, offense, omission, oppress, out, out of line, out of phase,
     out of place, out of time, out-of-line, outrage, peccadillo,
     peccancy, peccant, persecute, perverse, perversion, perverted,
     play havoc with, play hob with, poison, pollute, pollution, poor,
     prejudice, premature, punk, rank, raw deal, reprehensible,
     reprobacy, reprobate, rotten, sacrilegious, savage, scandal,
     scandalous, scathe, self-contradiction, self-contradictory, shame,
     shameful, shameless, sin, sin of commission, sin of omission,
     sinful, sinful act, sinfulness, sinister, slip, specious, straying,
     taint, terrible, the worst, threaten, too late, too soon, torment,
     tort, torture, toxin, transgression, trespass, trip, unbalanced,
     unbefitting, unblessed, under an error, undeserved, undesirable,
     undue, undueness, unequal, unequitable, uneven, unfactual,
     unfairness, unfavorable, unfavorably, unfit, unfitting,
     unforgivable, unfortunate, unhandy, unhappy, unhealthy, unholy,
     unjust, unjustness, unkind, unlawful, unlawfulness, unlucky,
     unmeet, unmeetness, unmerited, unorthodox, unorthodoxy,
     unpardonable, unpleasant, unprofitable, unpropitious, unproved,
     unready, unrighteous, unrightful, unripe, unsatisfactory,
     unseasonable, unseemly, unskillful, unsound, unspeakable,
     unsuitable, untimely, untoward, untrue, untrueness, untruly,
     untruth, untruthfulness, unutterable sin, unwise, unworthy, up,
     venial sin, venom, vexation, vicious, vile, villainous, villainy,
     violate, violation, wicked, wickedness, wide, woe, wound,
     wreak havoc on, wrongdoing, wrongful, wrongfully, wrongfulness,
     wrongly, wrongness

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  WRONG. An injury; (q.v.) a tort (q.v.) a violation of right. In its most 
  usual sense, wrong signifies an injury committed to the person or property 
  of another, or to his relative rights, unconnected with contract; and these 
  wrongs are committed with or without force. But in a more extended 
  signification, wrong includes the violation of a contract; a failure by a 
  man to perform his undertaking or promise is a wrong or injury to him to 
  whom it was made. 3 Bl. Com. 158. 
       2. Wrongs are divided into public and private. 1. A public wrong is an 
  act which is injurious to the public generally, commonly known by the name 
  of crime, misdemeanor, or offence, and it is punishable in various ways, 
  such as indictments, summary proceedings, and upon conviction by death, 
  imprisonment, fine, &c. 2. Private wrongs, which are injuries to 
  individuals, unaffecting the public: these are redressed by actions for 
  damages, &c. 

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