scelerate

scelerate

(ˈsɛləˌreɪt) or

scelerat

n
a villain, or extremely wicked person; a criminal
adj
characterized by extreme villainy or wickedness
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Une loi scelerate, sans doute, sauf qu'elle n'a pas ete votee dans l'urgence, autrement dit murement et sournoisement reflechie pour reprimer un fait de delinquance qui aurait pu et surtout du etre traite differemment, la juridiction saisie etant pieds et poings lies par le caractere derogatoire du droit commun du texte applicable, otant au juge tout pouvoir d'appreciation et opportunite d'intime conviction.
Ci duole d'aver dovuto intrattenere a lungo i lettori di pazze e scelerate profanazioni, e non vorremmo che ci venisse dato carico di non averle presentate con quel senso di gravita che sarebbe stato conveniente.
Leah Tolbert-Lyons focuses on women's relations to men and motherhood in Traversee; Mireille Sacotte analyzes Leocadie Timothee's subtle but revolutionary attitude toward education; Fabienne Viala studies female cannibalism in La Vie scelerate, Celanire cou-coupe, and La Femme cannibale.
Ainsi nombre de ses textes (La Vie scelerate, Les Derniers rois mages, Traversee de la mangrove, La Belle Creole, Histoire de la femme cannibale, Les Belles tenebreuses parmi d'autres) contiennent-ils des figures d'artistes ou d'ecrivains qui s'interrogent sur leur role et leur statut au sein de cultures specifiques.
Conde, speaking with Barbara Lewis, states that in writing her historically informed novel La Vie Scelerate, she was trying to write memory, which focuses on the smaller and more banal details in life rather than on official history (549), which she also does in fleshing out her more personal Tituba.
Seuil's publication in 1989 of La Reine scelerate, Thomas's lively examination of the extensive defamatory, and often pornographic pamphlet literature directed against the queen, was a trailblazing event in an academic milieu newly intrigued by the workings of gender in politics.
That Tailhade can convey the illusion of being a pacifist arises from the fact that being a self-styled 'citoyen du monde et compatriote de l'Humanite',(13) he condemns all the uses of force by the nation-state and all the agents of that force: the ruling bourgeoisie, the clergy and the military ('L'armee est une troupe de bouchers, le clerge une ecole de bourreaux')(14) together with the patriotism that sustains them ('l'idee bouffone et scelerate de patrie').
La vie scelerate (1987), her fifth novel, traces a Guadeloupean bourgeois family through four generations of gain, loss, miscegenation and exile.
She is the author of several novels, including Heremakhonon, Segou: les Murailles de terre, Moi, Tituba, sorciere noire de Salem, La vie scelerate, and Traversee de la mangrove.
In 1986 Conde returned to live in Guadeloupe, where La Vie scelerate (1987; Tree of Life ) is set.
12) Thomas, Reine scelerate, 137; Memoires justificatifs de la comtesse Valois de La Motte, ecrit par ellee-meme (London, 1788), 94.
beaucoup moins que] Le Front populaire et toutes les elites du pays oeuvreront a abattre l'etat d'urgence et la scelerate loi sur la reconciliation economique[beaucoup plus grand que], a declare vendredi le dirigeant au FP, Mongi Rahoui, affirmant que [beaucoup moins que]nous aurons recours a la rue pour faire tomber ces lois arbitraires par des marches dans chaque ville, village et patelin[beaucoup plus grand que].