moral turpitude


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moral turpitude

- Evil character or lack of integrity.
See also related terms for integrity.
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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.
A nation that popularises the insular orientations of its people, more than anything else, often degenerates into the dark recess of moral turpitude. In the Indian political landscape, such glaring propensities can be aptly described under the term 'Saffronisation'.
He said the commission placed the church at the centre of combating societal moral turpitude.
Ever since General Rawat has taken over as the Chief of the Indian Army, he has clearly told officers and personnel that moral turpitude and financial corruption in the force won't be tolerated.
The Board regulations do not define "moral turpitude." However, Georgia courts have defined "moral turpitude" in a variety of contexts, including as "misdemeanors involving dishonesty or the obstruction of justice" and "everything done contrary to justice, honesty, ...
'Nigeria today is in a moral turpitude where characters don't matter anymore, where there is no morality, where in fact today, leadership is some sort of criminal enterprise.
The task of identifying a "crime involving moral turpitude" has vexed courts and agencies for decades, if not centuries.
Current state law is vague when it comes to occupational licenses, requiring that applicants be "of good moral character or have not been convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude." House Bill 1373 requires the state entities charged with oversight of occupational licenses to explicitly list the specific criminal records that would disqualify an applicant, and the bill allows for denial of licensure only for a conviction of a crime that substantially relates to the practice of that occupation and poses a reasonable threat to public safety.
Citing Section 12 of the Omnibus Election Code, she claimed "any person who has been declared by a competent authority insane or incompetent, or has been sentenced by final judgment for subversion, insurrection, rebellion or for any offense for which he has been sentenced to a penalty of more than 18 months or for a crimeinvolving moral turpitude, shall be disqualified to be a candidate and to hold any office, unless he has been given plenary pardon or amnesty." Zamora added that the code stipulates that a "pardon shall not work with restoration of the right to hold public office or the right of suffrage, unless such rights be expressly restored by the terms of the pardon.
Those who will be taking the licensure examination must also be able to meet the following requirements: a citizen of the Philippines or of a foreign state/country which observes reciprocity with the Philippines for the practice of speech language pathology; of good moral character; has not been convicted of any crime involving moral turpitude; and a graduate of bachelor's degree in speech language pathology from a school, college, or university in the Philippines or abroad that is recognized by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).
With eyes smouldering she drew our compassion quite as much as our criticism for one of the foremost operatic examples moral turpitude.
"Secretary Guevarra has already been notified of the fact that the criminals convicted of crimes involving moral turpitude were illegally admitted as State Witnesses into the WPSBP of the DOJ.