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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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