pervert the course of justice(redirected from perverted)
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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.
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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.
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