Per*ver"sion (?), n. [L. perversio: cf. F. perversion. See Pervert.]
The act of perverting, or the state of being perverted; a turning from truth or right; a diverting from the true intent or object; a change to something worse; a turning or applying to a wrong end or use.
"Violations and perversions
of the laws."
© Webster 1913.