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English noun: actus reus

1. actus reus (act) activity that transgresses moral or civil law

SamplesHe denied any wrongdoing.

Synonymsmisconduct, wrongdoing, wrongful conduct

Broader (hypernym)activity

Narrower (hyponym)brutalisation, brutalization, champerty, civil wrong, criminal maintenance, dereliction, dishonesty, encroachment, evildoing, falsification, infliction, infringement, iniquity, injury, injury, injustice, intrusion, knavery, maintenance, malfeasance, malpractice, malpractice, malversation, misbehavior, misbehaviour, misdeed, misfeasance, misrepresentation, perversion, shabbiness, tort, transgression, trespass, unfairness, usurpation, violation, violation

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