Meaning of turpitude

tur•pi•tude

Pronunciation: (tûr'pi-td", -tyd"), [key]
— n.
  1. vile, shameful, or base character; depravity.
  2. a vile or depraved act.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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