Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of perpetrating; the act of committing, as a crime.
  • noun 2. That which is perpetrated; an evil action.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of perpetrating; a doing; -- commonly used of doing something wrong, as a crime.
  • noun The thing perpetrated; an evil action.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of perpetrating
  • noun Something (such as a crime) that is perpetrated

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of committing a crime

Etymologies

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Examples

  • This applieth to the things forbidden by an absolute prohibition and of which the perpetration is a grave sin; they are so vile that even to mention them is shameful.

    Bahá’í World Faith

  • This applieth to the things forbidden by an absolute prohibition and of which the perpetration is a grave sin; they are so vile that even to mention them is shameful.

    Tablets of Abdul-Baha Abbas

  • "The perpetration of an atrocity and outrage cannot and should not be a basis for losing sight of who we are."

    An extreme reaction (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • Perhaps it is right here that we catch the clew to their futility, put our hands on the pulse of their unpractical inability to put an end to violence by the perpetration of deeds of violence.

    Jack London's Nonfiction Collection of Unpublished Book Forwards

  • Your involvement in the potential perpetration of fraud will render you culpable.

    Peter Sumaruck II

  • This includes scenes of the perpetration of crime in general, but specifically murder, rape, vanity, and any other nasty human commonalities.

    Movie Review: Watchmen | Heretical Ideas Magazine

  • And there is no reason for the perpetration of these crimes, except in the pitiable case of the mendicant journals, at the sanctum door of 'which the wolf of bankruptcy is always growling.

    EDITORIAL CRIMES – A PROTEST

  • But if a story simply exploits that causal relationship rather than interrogating it, representation of abjection can shade into perpetration of abjection.

    Kings

  • But not one-tenth of one per cent. of us will join any organization for the prevention of cruelty to animals, and by our words and acts and contributions work to prevent the perpetration of cruelties on animals.

    FOREWORD

  • You see all the illegals commenting here that you should be not so foolish as to stand on principles of Justice; and so then you should betray America with them and join in their perpetration of crimes against humanity, and support their treason, sedition, and insubordination of civil patriotism in the Constitution of the U.S. Sheesh, Jack, you're so stupid to uphold the law.

    Spook spotlight (Jack Bog's Blog)

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