[pur-pi-treyt] /ˈpɜr pɪˌtreɪt/
verb (used with object), perpetrated, perpetrating.
to perpetrate a crime.
to present, execute, or do in a poor or tasteless manner:
Who perpetrated this so-called comedy?
(transitive) to perform or be responsible for (a deception, crime, etc)
mid-15c., from Late Latin perpetrationem (nominative perpetratio) “an accomplishing, performing,” noun of action from past participle stem of perpetrare “to perform, accomplish” (see perpetrate).
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.
[pur-pi-trey-ter] /ˈpɜr pɪˌtreɪ tər/ noun 1. a person who , or commits, an illegal, criminal, or evil act: The perpetrators of this heinous crime must be found and punished to the fullest extent of the law. n. literally “the one who did it” (in English usually an evil act), 1560s, from Late Latin perpetrator, agent […]
[per-pech-oo-uh l] /pərˈpɛtʃ u əl/ adjective 1. continuing or enduring forever; everlasting. 2. lasting an indefinitely long time: perpetual snow. 3. continuing or continued without intermission or interruption; ceaseless: a perpetual stream of visitors all day. 4. blooming almost continuously throughout the season or the year. noun 5. a hybrid rose that is perpetual. 6. […]
noun, Roman Catholic Church. 1. uninterrupted adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
noun 1. a calendar devised to be used for many years, as in determining the day of the week on which a given date falls. 2. a desk calendar with months, days, and dates that can be changed, as by adjusting various dials, so that it may be used over and over for many years.