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dee prayv

  • v  corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality

  • Firmly ruling that Exit "has a tendency to deprave and corrupt," Magistrate Gradwell ordered his three copies destroyed and in effect banned all future salesa decision that .
  • The legal definition of obscenity in Great Britain is that which tends "to deprave and corrupt.
  • On the contrary it would so deprave our currency that it would bring ruin, particularly to the wage earners of the country and those on fixed salaries.

  • Rab Butler in Independent
    Butler noted in his memoirs that "the House of Commons was so intent on making betting shops as sad as possible, in order not to deprave the young, that they ended up more like undertakers' premises".

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