de·prav·i·ty /di-'pra-və-tē/ n pl -ties
1: the quality or state of being depraved
2: a corrupt act or practice

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

index bad repute, delinquency (misconduct), dishonor (shame), perversion, sodomy, turpitude, vice

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


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  • depravity — 1640s; see DEPRAVE (Cf. deprave) + ITY (Cf. ity). Earlier in same sense was pravity, from L. pravitas …   Etymology dictionary

  • depravity — [n] corruption, immorality abandonment, baseness, contamination, criminality, debasement, debauchery, degeneracy, degradation, depravation, evil, iniquity, lewdness, licentiousness, perversion, profligacy, sensuality, sinfulness, vice,… …   New thesaurus

  • depravity — [dē prav′ə tē, diprav′ə tē] n. [altered (after DEPRAVE) < obs. pravity < L pravitas, crookedness] 1. a depraved condition; corruption; wickedness 2. pl. depravities a depraved act or practice …   English World dictionary

  • depravity — noun 1. moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles (Freq. 3) the luxury and corruption among the upper classes moral degeneracy followed intellectual degeneration its brothels, its opium parlors, its depravity Rome had fallen… …   Useful english dictionary

  • depravity — [[t]dɪpræ̱vɪti[/t]] N UNCOUNT Depravity is very dishonest or immoral behaviour. [FORMAL] I have seen the absolute depravity that can exist in times of war. ...the righteous struggle between decency and depravity. Syn: immorality …   English dictionary

  • depravity — noun a) The state or condition of being depraved; moral debasement. Depravity in the oppressed is no apology for the oppressor. b) A particular depraved act or trait. There were men there who had committed merciless robberies, cruel murders,… …   Wiktionary

  • depravity — noun the depravity of white slavers Syn: corruption, vice, perversion, deviance, degeneracy, immorality, debauchery, dissipation, profligacy, licentiousness, lechery, prurience, obscenity, indecency; wickedness, sin, iniquity; formal turpitude …   Thesaurus of popular words

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