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per·vert

(per'vert), Negative and pejorative connotations of this word may render it offensive in some contexts.
One who practices perversions.
See also: deviant (2).

pervert

[pur′vərt]
Etymology: L, pervertere
1
Usage notes: (informal)
a person whose sexual pleasure is derived from stimuli almost universally regarded as unnatural, such as a fetishist or sadomasochist; a paraphiliac.
2 one whose sexual behavior deviates from a social or statistical norm but is not necessarily pathologic.

pervert

(pĕr-vĕrt′) [L. pervetere, to turn the wrong way]
1. To turn from the normal; to misuse.
2. One who has turned from the normal or socially acceptable path, esp. sexually.
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SEM head and super agent Jerome Anderson was cleared of conspiracy to defraud, cheating the public revenue and perverting the course of justice.
Tom Watson, defending, said: "He's been told the charge of perverting the course of justice may result in imprisonment.
Merseyside police community support officer Jennifer Boardman was also found not guilty of perverting the course of justice.
He was charged with two counts of perverting the course of justice.
Last night a spokesman for Gloucestershire Police said: "A 22-year-old woman from Lower Bodington, Northamptonshire, was arrested at her home address by Gloucestershire Police at around 7am on Friday November 14 on suspicion of perverting the course of justice in relation to an ongoing court case.
If it is then discovered the phone was lost and not stolen, the person could be charged with perverting the course of justice.
Jones, of Sewall Highway, and his Liverpool-based lawyer Nicholas Marray stood accused of perverting the course of justice over claims they planned to pay a backhander to a Tamworth man they thought could blow Miss Vervoort's allegations against Jones "wide open".
A MAN has been locked up after he admitted perverting the course of justice by giving his brother's name to police and a court.
Summary: Chris Huhne has pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice over claims his ex-wife took speeding points for him.
Samuel Dunne, 48, of Church Road, Seaforth, and Susan Joanne Lynch, 38, of St Augustines Way, Netherton, have been charged with murder and perverting the course of justice.
A third brother, Richard Watt, 25, previously admitted familial homicide and perverting the course of justice.
Countryside campaigner Ferry (25), of Easton Mascot, son of Roxy Music singer Bryan Ferry, appeared at Gloucester Crown Court yesterday morning on charges of perverting the course of justice.