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indecency

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishindecencyin‧de‧cen‧cy /ɪnˈdiːsənsi/ noun (plural indecencies) 🔊 🔊 1 SCL[uncountable] law behaviour that is sexually offensive, especially indecent exposure2 [countable] formal an action that is shocking or offensive
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indecencyIn 1993, legislators added indecency to the list of convictions for which there is no early release.The co-defendant pleaded guilty to a charge of committing an act of gross indecency with the appellant.The Court of Appeal allowed the appellant's appeal against conviction of committing an act of gross indecency.The appellant, Norman Mattison, was charged with committing an act of gross indecency with his co-defendant.They were bailed to appear before Liverpool magistrates next month, when they will face charges of gross indecency.It was an act of indecency to fire artillery pieces at innocent horses!This would, in Britain, be a test of indecency, not obscenity.Crimes of pecuniary indecency have become standard corporate conduct.
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