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flagrante delicto

[fluh-gran-tee di-lik-toh] /fləˈgræn ti dɪˈlɪk toʊ/
adverb
1.
Law. in the very act of committing the offense.
2.
while having illicit sex with someone.
Also, in flagrante delicto, in flagrante.
Origin of flagrante delicto
< Latin: literally, while the offense is (still) burning
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in flagrante delicto

/ɪn fləˈɡræntɪ dɪˈlɪktəʊ/
adverb
1.
(mainly law) while committing the offence; red-handed Also flagrante delicto
Word Origin
Latin, literally: with the crime still blazing

flagrante delicto

/fləˈɡræntɪ dɪˈlɪktəʊ/
adverb
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