Gross Immorality Law & Legal Definition


Gross immorality is willful, flagrant, or shameful immorality. It is showing a moral indifference to the opinions of the good and respectable members of the community and to the just obligations of the position held by the delinquent.

The following is an example of a case law on gross immorality:

Gross immorality is willful, flagrant, or shameless immorality. If a public officer, whose duty it is to prosecute the keeper and inmates of a house of ill fame, resorts to the same for immoral purposes, he is guilty of gross immorality, and thereby forfeits his office. [Moore v. Strickling, 46 W. Va. 515 (W. Va. 1899)].