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flagrante delicto

[fluh-gran-tee di-lik-toh] /fləˈgræn ti dɪˈlɪk toʊ/
Law. in the very act of committing the offense.
while having illicit sex with someone.
Also, in flagrante delicto, in flagrante.
Origin of flagrante delicto
< Latin: literally, while the offense is (still) burning Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The sharper passes for an honest man as long as he has not been taken in flagrante delicto.

    Animal Parasites and Messmates P. J. Van Beneden
  • Offending students caught in flagrante delicto he conducted to the University prison, and others he reported to the Rector.

    Life in the Medieval University Robert S. Rait, M.A.
  • "It must be in flagrante delicto, Master Simeon," said Ford, uneasy again.

    Robin Hood Paul Creswick
  • So hot were we about it that we noted not our master coming upon us and finding us in flagrante delicto.

    With the King at Oxford Alfred J. Church
  • He was therefore most desirous to effect the capture of Coppinger at once and flagrante delicto.

    In the Roar of the Sea Sabine Baring-Gould
  • When obliged to punish a boy caught "flagrante delicto," he invariably looked out for some way to make it up to him later.

    A Labrador Doctor Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
  • To the Colonial rebels he had diplomatically tendered the advice to surrender before being caught in flagrante delicto.

  • Cases, moreover, in which the offender has been taken in flagrante delicto are decided in three days.

    Old and New Paris, v. 1 Henry Sutherland Edwards
  • The latter provision is intended to apply particularly to cases where the wife has discovered the husband in flagrante delicto.

British Dictionary definitions for flagrante delicto

flagrante delicto

/fləˈɡræntɪ dɪˈlɪktəʊ/
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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