Perversion Per*ver"sion, n. [L. perversio: cf. F. perversion. See {Pervert}.] The act of perverting, or the state of being perverted; a turning from truth or right; a diverting from the true intent or object; a change to something worse; a turning or applying to a wrong end or use. ``Violations and perversions of the laws.'' --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

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