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
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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.
There was no turpitude which was not sacred on that day.
Then, with a little cold sigh, he seemed to signify that he regretfully surrendered the late marquis to the penalty of his turpitude.
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4(d), there is no limitation to crimes of moral turpitude.
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