pervert the course of justice

idiom

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

Examples of pervert the course of justice in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Brooks was acquitted in 2013 of the charge of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, and her lawyers managed to persuade the court that she hadn’t been actively involved in the hacking of people’s phones. Michael Tomasky, The New Republic, 28 Apr. 2023

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“Pervert the course of justice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pervert%20the%20course%20of%20justice. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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