Many prominent Congolese human-rights activists consider minerals to be at the heart of the perpetration of atrocities.
The population of a town feels dishonoured by the perpetration of a crime in their midst.
For the perpetration of the most consummate piece of literary scoundrelism on record.
The sacrifice of a right may be as great an evil as the perpetration of a wrong.
What interest could I possibly derive from the perpetration of such a crime?
Our feelings are naturally roused against the perpetration of such abuses upon suffering humanity.
I suppose after the perpetration of that act of—what shall we call it?
It is a confession of sin, but the denial of any guilt in its perpetration.
What I suffered during its perpetration no word of mine can convey.
The performance of a good action has undoubtedly a tendency to elevate, as the perpetration of a bad one has to demoralise.
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.