flagrante delicto

[ fluh-gran-tee di-lik-toh ]
/ fləˈgræn ti dɪˈlɪk toʊ /

adverb

Law. in the very act of committing the offense.
while having illicit sex with someone.

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Origin of flagrante delicto

<Latin : literally, while the offense is (still) burning

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British Dictionary definitions for flagrante delicto

flagrante delicto
/ (fləˈɡræntɪ dɪˈlɪktəʊ) /

adverb

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