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Turpitude

Nov 7, 2016 12:44 IST

    Meaning: A corrupt or depraved or degenerate act or practice

    Type: Adjective

    Pronunciation: tur-pi-tood

    Usage/Example: 1. It depends on whether a local election registrar determines that their crimes constituted “moral turpitude” under the state's constitution. (Source: The Marshall Project)

    2. she raised concerns about "being forced to engage in acts of moral turpitude that would subject her to disbarment." (Source: Corporate Counsel)

    3. In 2006, the District of Columbia Bar filed a petition arguing that Rohde's conviction involved a crime of moral turpitude requiring disbarment. (Source: Law360)

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