- sexual relations between two males, especially when one of them is a minor.
Origin of pederasty
Related Wordseroticism, obscenity, vulgarity, lechery, ribaldry, prurience, pornography, wickedness, dirtiness, incontinence, impurity, corruptness, debauchery, carnality, dissoluteness, lustfulness, grossness, depravity, evilness, lasciviousness
Examples from the Web for pederasty
And some forms of African sexual diversity, such as pederasty, are hardly models for contemporary morality.Why Africa’s Turning Anti-Gay
March 31, 2014
We often meet with pederasty without a trace of inversion of the sexual appetite.The Sexual Question
I asked him what he thought of the charge of pederasty brought against the bard.Ulysses
The relations that from eunuchism led to pederasty are very easy of explanation.
The early Franciscan missionaries to California found the men who were used for pederasty dressed as women.
Hence the fear of over-population caused Aristotle to recommend to the men abstinence from their wives, and pederasty, instead.Woman under socialism
- homosexual relations between men and boys
Word Origin and History for pederasty
"sodomy of a man with a boy," c.1600, from French pédérastie or directly from Modern Latin pæderastia, from Greek paiderastia "love of boys," from paiderastes "pederast, lover of boys," from pais (genitive paidos) "child, boy" (see pedo-) + erastes "lover," from erasthai "to love" (see Eros).