moral turpitude


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moral turpitude

Under all real estate licensing laws,as with other professions,a real estate license can be denied or it can be revoked if a person is guilty of a crime of moral turpitude.There are many definitions, including baseness, vileness, depravity; contrary to accepted and customary rules, depraved or vicious motives, or acts done contrary to justice, honesty, modesty, or good morals. An examination of the various licensing statutes shows that the term is rather free-floating and is intended to convey a sense that if the commission of a particular crime bears a reasonable and substantial relationship to the qualifications, functions, or duties of a real estate broker, then it is a crime of moral turpitude.

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