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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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The pervert was jailed for 12 months upon his return for failing to register as a sex offender.
Now McLeish more or less wants to lock perverts up and throw away the key with the Crime and Disorder Bill which comes before the Commons this week.
The Government must move immediately to beef up current legislation before any other woman suffers at the hands of these perverts.
Some parents said they fear Kirkintilloch has become a dumping ground for perverts.
In the UK the police have a website to alert people if a pervert is at large.
A controversial pervert hunter is to help Scots parents run paedophiles out of town.
The proposed UK Internet Safety Centre could use computer experts and the charities to track down sites so police could arrest perverts.
They also want the perverts barred from council-run leisure centres.
There is one surefire way of ensuring perverts complete counselling: Refuse them release until they take the course.
Scandal-hit Church leaders want to scan police records to root out perverts before they become priests, it was revealed yesterday.
Parents deserve the reassurance that gardai know the location of perverts who pose a threat.
Perverts surf the web collecting disgusting pictures of young children for their own morbid pleasure.