Perpetrated



[pur-pi-treyt] /ˈpɜr pɪˌtreɪt/

verb (used with object), perpetrated, perpetrating.
1.
to commit:
to perpetrate a crime.
2.
to present, execute, or do in a poor or tasteless manner:
Who perpetrated this so-called comedy?
/ˈpɜːpɪˌtreɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to perform or be responsible for (a deception, crime, etc)
v.

1540s, from Latin perpetratus, past participle of perpetrare “to perform, to accomplish,” from per- “completely” + patrare “carry out,” originally “bring into existence,” from pater “father” (see father (n.)). Earlier in English was perpetren, mid-15c., from Old French perpetrer. Neither good nor bad in Latin, first used in English in statutes, hence its sense of “to perform criminally.” Related: Perpetrated; perpetrating.

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