pervert the course of justice

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pervert the course of justice

To obstruct law enforcement from successfully, adequately, or quickly discovering who is responsible for a crime and administering justice. After it was discovered that he had tampered with the evidence, the crooked cop was arrested and charged for perverting the course of justice.
See also: course, justice, of

perˌvert the course of ˈjustice

(law) tell a lie or do something in order to prevent the police, etc. from finding out the truth about a crime: He was arrested and charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice.
See also: course, justice, of
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In a powerful statement expressing his revulsion at the idea of children being subjected to "explicit and perverted material", the Cardinal launched his foursquare defence of Clause 28.
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Because our times are so confused about sex, it may not be redundant to point out that oral or anal sex (or any other unnatural or perverted acts) are also mortal sins, even if practised within marriage.
But Sheriff David Smith blasted the girl's scheme as "perverted" and only admonished Milroy "in view of the whole sordid story".
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