Legal Definition and Related Resources of Immoral
Meaning of Immoral
Contrary to the accepted standards of moral conduct , whether illegal or not; obscene ; indecent. Used most frequently of illicit sex relations, but also applies to contracts which are void because of immoral consideration .
Immoral Alternative Definition
That which tends to subvert morality or decency. Contracts, etc., tending to sexual immorality furnish the most common examples, but a contract in derogation of religion was held “immoral” in England (L. R. 2 Exch. 230), as was a contract involving the removal of several thousand bodies from a burying ground (1 Cab. & El. 577).
Synonyms of Immoral
- lacking morals
- male moratus
- without integrity
- wrong Associated Concepts: immoral act
- immoral agreement
- immoral conduct
- immoral consideration
- obscenityforeign phrases: Ex turpi causa non oritur actio
- No cause of action arises out of an immoral or illegal consideration
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- Legal Definition and Related Resources of Immoral
- Meaning of Immoral
- Immoral Alternative Definition
- That which tends to subvert morality or decency. Contracts, etc., tending to sexual immorality furnish the most common examples, but a contract in derogation of religion was held “immoral” in England (L. R. 2 Exch. 230), as was a contract involving the removal of several thousand bodies from a burying ground (1 Cab. & El. 577).
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