Origin of flagitious
Examples from the Web for flagitious
For the ambiguous advantages which overgrown wealth and flagitious tyranny have to bestow?Wieland; or The Transformation|Charles Brockden Brown
These men were reported to be heretics, Lutherans in disguise, seducers of youth, and men of flagitious life.
Flagitious, fla-jish′us, adj. grossly wicked: guilty of enormous crimes.
Coventry stigmatized them as marking especial and flagitious ingratitude.Sir Walter Ralegh|William Stebbing
It is greater folly to pretend that the earthquake killed the most flagitious sinners.Flowers of Freethought|George W. Foote