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moral turpitude

Spanish translation: Torpeza moral, Conducta inmoral

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18:32 Sep 15, 2000
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Law/Patents
English term or phrase: moral turpitude
Have you ever been convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude?
Jenny Bullen
Spanish translation:Torpeza moral, Conducta inmoral
Explanation:
¿Alguna vez ha sido declarado culpable de un delito relacionado con conducta inmoral? This type of crime would be translated as "delito" and not as "crimen". Also the word "convict" is generally translated as "declarar culpable" in this context. Law Dictionary, Guillermo Cabanellas.
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Jesús Paredes
Local time: 15:17
Grading comment
Thank you for explanation.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
naDepravación MoralYvette Camou
nasee belowMegdalina
naPlease see below:Yvette Camou
navileza, bajeza, ruindad, depravación
Jaime Pedraza
naPerversiónYolizma Zayas
nadepravación o bajeza moral
Alejandra Villarroel
naTorpeza moral, Conducta inmoralJesús Paredes
nabajeza moral
Lorena Grancelli


  

Answers


2 mins
bajeza moral


Explanation:
What about "bajeza moral"???
Good luck!

Lorena Grancelli
Argentina
Local time: 16:17
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13 mins
depravación o bajeza moral


Explanation:
¿Alguna vez ha sido condenado por un delito que involucre depravación/bajeza moral?

Look:
Turpitude: n. base character or action; depravity. [from Latin turpit·ud·o ugliness, from turpis base]
(Collins)

Suerte, María Alejandra.


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Alejandra Villarroel
Chile
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1 hr
Torpeza moral, Conducta inmoral


Explanation:
¿Alguna vez ha sido declarado culpable de un delito relacionado con conducta inmoral? This type of crime would be translated as "delito" and not as "crimen". Also the word "convict" is generally translated as "declarar culpable" in this context. Law Dictionary, Guillermo Cabanellas.

Jesús Paredes
Local time: 15:17
PRO pts in pair: 302
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Thank you for explanation.
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4 hrs
Perversión


Explanation:
La palabra seguramente es perversión, no se requiere poner la palabra moral, porque se sobreentiende. Puede ser una vileza o una maldad, podriamos decir indecencia, lo cual en español no es otra cosa mas que perversión. Triste no?

Espero le ayude.

Gracias y suerte.
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Yolizma Zayas
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13 hrs
vileza, bajeza, ruindad, depravación


Explanation:
puede o no acompañarse del adjetivo moral


    Simon & Schuster International Dict.
Jaime Pedraza
Colombia
Local time: 14:17
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22 hrs
Depravación Moral


Explanation:
If you look at the literal meaning of this, it is inherent baseness and depravity. Moral pertains to character and behavior.
However, this type of question may be typically found in law enforcement job application. The typical clause reads something similar like "an applicant should NOT have what perhaps society deems as unacceptable level of good character and morals". The definition of a crime involving moral terpitude comprises a wide range of crimes: assault, intentionally inflicting serious bodily injury; assault with intent of manslaughter; assault & battery, etc. Web site provided:


    Reference: http://www.ilw.com/tooby/cmt/as-az.html
Yvette Camou
Mexico
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1 day6 hrs
see below


Explanation:
ips2000 ( I think it is) is correct - immoral conduct.
Good luck to you!

Megdalina
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1 day22 hrs
Please see below:


Explanation:
I don't agree with the selected answer. If you check the LEGAL definition of moral turpitude, it includes CRIMES also.

Yvette Camou
Mexico
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