pervert justice

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of pervert justice

British
: to try to stop the police from learning the facts about a criminal case
  • She was convicted of perverting justice for lying to the police.

Word by Word Definitions

pervert play
  1. : to cause to turn aside or away from what is good or true or morally right : corrupt

  2. : to cause to turn aside or away from what is generally done or accepted : misdirect

  3. : to divert to a wrong end or purpose : misuse

  1. : one that has been perverted

justice play
  1. : the maintenance or administration of what is just especially by the impartial adjustment of conflicting claims or the assignment of merited rewards or punishments

  2. : judge

  3. : the administration of law


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