Public Injury – a loss or an injury stemming from a breach of a duty or violation of a right that affects the community as a whole (i.e. official misconduct, crimes, public nuisances)

public injury:
(16c)

1. A loss or an injury stemming from a breach of a duty or violation of a right that affects the community as a whole. [1]

1. See public wrong.

public wrong:

1. Violations of the duties owed to the whole community. EXAMPLES: crimes; public nuisances. [2]

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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black, Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-61300-4

[2]:  Ballantine’s Law Dictionary Legal Assistant Edition by Jack Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Doctored by Jack G. Handler, J.D. © 1994 Delmar by Thomson Learning.  ISBN 0-8273-4874-6.

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