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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpaedophilepae‧do‧phile British English, pedophile American English /ˈpiːdəfaɪl/ noun [countable]  SYsomeone who is sexually attracted to childrenpaederast
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paedophileIf the current mood sustains, the killing of a paedophile by the public seems almost inevitable.Was he suggesting there was a paedophile ring operating?Linked to this have been a series of vigorous campaigns against paedophile organisations, including the use of the conspiracy laws.In addition, it is an unfortunate fact that some gay men are paedophiles, however few in comparison with heterosexual men.Nevertheless, the discrepancy between the treatment of Hayman and his fellow paedophiles inevitably aroused indignation.More than 100 fugitive paedophiles are believed to be hiding in London.Further questions about the rights of paedophiles, transsexuals and bisexuals in relation to the centre were mooted, but full-scale debates never materialized.At best, this shameful paedophile joke was monumentally misjudged.
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