turpitude


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tur·pi·tude

 (tûr′pĭ-to͞od′, -tyo͞od′)
n.
1. Depravity; baseness.
2. A base act.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin turpitūdō, from turpis, shameful.]

turpitude

(ˈtɜːpɪˌtjuːd)
n
base character or action; depravity
[C15: from Latin turpitūdō ugliness, from turpis base]

tur•pi•tude

(ˈtɜr pɪˌtud, -ˌtyud)

n.
1. vile or base character; depravity.
2. a vile or depraved act.
[1480–90; < Latin turpitūdō=turpi(s) base, vile + -tūdō -tude]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.turpitude - a corrupt or depraved or degenerate act or practiceturpitude - a corrupt or depraved or degenerate act or practice; "the various turpitudes of modern society"
evildoing, transgression - the act of transgressing; the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle; "the boy was punished for the transgressions of his father"

turpitude

turpitude

noun
Translations

turpitude

[ˈtɜːpɪtjuːd] N (= liter) → infamia f, vileza f
to be dismissed for gross moral turpitudeser despedido por inmoralidad manifiesta, ser expulsado por conducta infame

turpitude

nVerderbtheit f

turpitude

[ˈtɜːpɪˌtjuːd] n (frm) → turpitudine f
References in classic literature ?
As for the moral turpitude that man unveiled to me, even with tears of penitence, I can not, even in memory, dwell on it without a start of horror.
Then, with a little cold sigh, he seemed to signify that he regretfully surrendered the late marquis to the penalty of his turpitude.
There was no turpitude which was not sacred on that day.
Singzon said the clearance is needed to prove that the applicant has not been convicted of any offense involving moral turpitude or reckless imprudence resulting to injuries or death.
Al Busaidi said that most of the applications that did not meet the requirements were due to involvement in a felony or crime involving moral turpitude -- 45 per cent of the total rejected applications.
The House agreed on the conditions to be met in a founding member of the party which is to be a Jordanian national, not convicted of a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude or felony, with the exception of political offenses unless he is rehabilitated.
The amendment has also simplified the removal of the Vice-Chancellor and now he could be removed on account of allegation of gross misconduct, including inefficiency, corruption, violation of budgetary provisions, moral turpitude or physical or mental incapacity, after a resolution passed with a simple majority by the Senate.
He gained international attention in his representation of Miss New Jersey 2007 regarding a blackmail situation and allegations of moral turpitude.
D'abord mise sur le compte de la turpitude des eaux, comme cela s'est deja produit quelques semaines auparavant, puis sur celui d'un simple dommage, il s'est avere finalement que les conduites ont ete carrement emportees par les eaux furieuses.
All citizens of Qatari origin and those who have completed 15 years after obtaining the Qatari citizenship, and who have not been convicted in any crime involving moral turpitude or dishonesty (unless he has been rehabilitated), and all those employed outside the armed forces and the police are eligible to vote.
He recalled that requirements for running in the presidential race according article 41 (2) of the National Elections Act of 2008 amended in 2011 and 2014 stipulates that the candidate must be Sudanese by birth, of sound mind, be at least forty years of age and literate with no conviction for any offense related to honesty or moral turpitude.
There are twelve enumerated offense types: crimes involving moral turpitude (CIMT); multiple CIMTs; multiple convictions resulting in more than five years sentence; aggravated felonies; drug offenses; firearm-related offenses; espionage, treason, or related security offenses; domestic violence offenses (including stalking and child abuse); sex offender registration failures; protective order violations; high speed flights from border checkpoint; and alien registration violations.