moral turpitude

Definitions of "moral turpitude"
  1. A severe infraction of societal norms or communal standards
  2. The presence of dishonest or seriously immoral conduct as evaluated by a court for a specific criminal act
How to use "moral turpitude" in a sentence
  1. The judge considered the charge of moral turpitude while deciding on the severity of the sentence.
  2. The board disbanded the committee after it was discovered that the chairperson was involved in an act of moral turpitude.
  3. Due to the level of moral turpitude involved in the crime, the defendant faced severe penalties.

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