1. per- "completely" + patrare "carry out, perform, accomplish," originally "bring into existence," originally meant literally 'perform or accomplish in the capacity or quality of a father'.
2. Neither good nor bad in Latin, first used in English in statutes, hence its sense of "perform criminally".
3. per- + petr- (patr-的变体、音变) + -ator.
5. literally "the one who did it" (in English usually an evil act).
- perpetrator (n.)
- literally "the one who did it" (in English usually an evil act), 1560s, from Late Latin perpetrator, agent noun of perpetrare "to perform, to accomplish" (see perpetrate). Fem. forms are perpetratress (1811, of Nero's poisoner Locusta); perpetratrix (1862, in reference to Charlotte Corday).
- 1. The perpetrator of this crime must be traced.
- 2. Corporate crime — committed by businesses — should not be confused with white - collar crime, which refers to the occupation of the perpetrator and may be directed against a business.
- 公司犯罪不应与 白领 犯罪混淆, 后者指的是犯罪者的职业,其罪行可能是针对企业的.
- 3. The victims of a crime are demanding the perpetrator be dealt with appropriately.
- 4. Wait - you mean you saw the perpetrator stealing the vehicle?
- 等一等 —— 你说你看到窃犯偷你的车 吗 ?
- 5. Perhaps very soon a crime with perpetrator unknown will come to light.
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