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perp

 (pûrp)
n. Slang
One who perpetrates or is accused of perpetrating a crime.
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perp

(pɜːp)
n
(Law) informal US and Canadian a person who has committed a crime
[C20: from perpetrate]
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perp

(pɜrp)

n. Slang.
[1975–80]
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U-Haul trucks full of bad behavior and messy goodbyes, in "The Perp Wak" the check is always in the mail but somehow never arrives, and honor is more than a certificate--it's something we strive for, even while doing our own various perp walks through life.
Once a 'perp' is spotted they are followed, the driver stops the car occasionally but one of the team always has 'eyeballs' on the suspect.
The Minister of State made these remarks while chairing a meeting to review the progress of projects on the schedule of PERP, says a press release.
The "perp" has realized you are not a soft-target and has moved on.
PERP, as a tetrapan protein, was first identified as a p53 transcriptional target proapoptotic gene which expresses high levels during apoptosis rather than cell cycle arrest and has cell-specific and tissue-specific roles in p53-mediated apoptosis [6, 7].
It's a bit like a perp. Our cross on the ballot paper is a perpetual bond with each government we elect.
Allowing some character to deny he broke the law on the courthouse steps after copping a deal would come to an end when he or she had to admit to being a perp or degenerate.
ProLogis, which had 38% of PEPR before making the bid, said its proposal, to run until 6 May, will offer certainty and fast results for PERP unit holders.
If it helps lead to the arrest of the perp, the ADL will give you $1,000.
It's exciting." As Hastings was cuffing a perp, the man looked back at him and exclaimed: "You're Lt.
The Prison Education Research Project (PERP) is a cooperative research program of the Criminal Justice Center, Sam Houston State University, and the Windham School System of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice--Institutional Division.
Police promptly pursued the perp back down the pipes from where it came.