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