Definition of Perpetration

1. Noun. The act of committing a crime.




Definition of Perpetration

1. n. The act of perpetrating; a doing; -- commonly used of doing something wrong, as a crime.

Definition of Perpetration

1. Noun. The act of perpetrating ¹

2. Noun. Something (such as a crime) that is perpetrated ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Perpetration

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Perpetration

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1. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1904)
"14, 1876, i 17, providing that murder which shall be committed In the perpetration of, or attempt to perpetrate, robbery shall be deemed murder in the first ..."

2. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1889)
"Murder committed in the perpetration of arson, rape or burglary, is, under the penal code of this State, murder in the first degree; the malice in such ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1920)
"The corpus delicti was proved, it is true, but the only circumstance connecting the defendant with the perpetration of the offense was the possession of ..."

4. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"In a bad or evil sense: doing (often with "of), perpetration, commitment (rare), committal (obs.). commonplace, a. everyday, common, ordinary, hackneyed, ..."

5. A Treatise on the Law of Evidence by Simon Greenleaf (1899)
"... at any moment of time, and at any place, subsequent to the perpetration of the crime, and previous to his examination before the magistrate, ..."

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