Perpetration Per`pe*tra"tion, n. [L. perpetratio: cf. F. perp['e]tration.] 1. The act of perpetrating; a doing; -- commonly used of doing something wrong, as a crime. [1913 Webster]

2. The thing perpetrated; an evil action. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

(as of a crime), ,

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  • perpétration — [ pɛrpetrasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1532, repris 1829; lat. chrét. perpetratio ♦ Dr. ou littér. Accomplissement (d un crime, d un forfait). La perpétration du délit. ● perpétration nom féminin (latin ecclésiastique perpetratio, onis, accomplissement)… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • perpetration — index act (undertaking), commission (act), course, discharge (performance), infliction, performance …   Law dictionary

  • PERPÉTRATION — n. f. Achèvement, accomplissement. Il ne s’emploie guère que dans cette locution : La perpétration d’un crime …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • perpétration — (pèr pé tra sion) s. f. Action de perpétrer. La perpétration d un crime. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat. perpetrationem, de perpetrare, perpétrer …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • perpetration — perpetrate ► VERB ▪ carry out or commit (a bad or illegal action). DERIVATIVES perpetration noun perpetrator noun. ORIGIN Latin perpetrare perform …   English terms dictionary

  • perpetration — noun see perpetrate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • perpetration — See perpetrate. * * * …   Universalium

  • perpetration — noun a) The act of perpetrating b) Something (such as a crime) that is perpetrated …   Wiktionary

  • perpetration — per·pe·tra·tion || ‚pÉœrpɪ treɪʃn /‚pɜːp n. act of committing an illegal act, act of carrying out a crime …   English contemporary dictionary

  • perpetration — n. Commission (as of a crime), doing, performing …   New dictionary of synonyms

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