deviate

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deviate

noun A poetic (i.e., non-medical) term for a person who engages in nontraditional and/or bizarre sexual practices.

deviate

(dē′vē-āt″) [L. deviare, to turn aside]
1. To move steadily away from a designated norm.
2. An individual whose behavior, esp. sexual behavior, is so far removed from societal norms that it is classed as socially, morally, or legally unacceptable.
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3, 2007) (stating that the deviatory crime was foreseeable "in order to carry out the actus reus of the crimes forming part of the common purpose"); Prosecutor v.
This means that a cross-anisotropic soil will yield at a much lower value of deviatory stress in extension than that in compression (Oda 1981; Burland 1990).
He said the memogate and other crises are just actually deviatory matters and the government is trying to bring the nation on the same page to confront internal and external crises.