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perp walk

1. noun The forced walking of an arrested suspect or alleged criminal through a public space so as to allow him or her to be photographed or recorded on video. ("Perp" being short for perpetrator.) The photographers crowded the courtroom steps, eager to get a shot of the billionaire con artist as he began his perp walk.
2. verb (sometimes hyphenated) To force an arrested suspect to perform such a public walk. Police officers perp walked the actor through the crowd after he was arrested for allegedly beating up a reporter.
See also: perp, walk

perp

(pɚp)
n. a perpetrator; someone who does something, such as committing a crime. The perp left a good set of prints on the doorknob.
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The villains here--Weaver and Chiles--are equally well drawn and as the story shifts perspective between detective and perps, readers gain full vision of the motivations and actions of each.
In France, the pensions business remained buoyant, although the growth rate was lower than in the first nine months of 2004 due to the launch more than a year ago of the Perp contracts and the Solesio range distributed by the French Post Office.
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A total of 402,000 new pension contracts were sold in France in the nine-month period, including 248,000 PERPs sold by the partner networks and Prefon contracts sold by the Post Office.
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