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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • n. the act of committing a crime


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  • 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

  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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    Jack London's Nonfiction Collection of Unpublished Book Forwards

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


  • 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)

  • 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

  • "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)

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

    Peter Sumaruck II

  • Before the perpetration of the deed, its possibility is remotest from our thoughts; but when we did know that he was dead, it seemed, somehow, that we had understood and looked forward to it all the time.

    The Minions of Midas


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