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pederasty

[ ped-uh-ras-tee, pee-duh- ]

noun

  1. sexual relations between two males, especially when one of them is a minor.


pederasty

/ ˈpɛdəˌræstɪ /

noun

  1. homosexual relations between men and boys


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Derived Forms

  • ˌpederˈastic, adjective

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Other Words From

  • peder·astic adjective
  • peder·asti·cal·ly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of pederasty1

1605–15; < New Latin pederastia < Greek paiderastía love of boys. See pederast, -y 3

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Word History and Origins

Origin of pederasty1

C17: from New Latin paederastia, from Greek, from pais boy + erastēs lover, from eran to love

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Example Sentences

Now while explicit evidence of Macedonian pederasty in their military is still not found, there are literary anecdotes on how such relationships played their larger role in political affairs in Philip’s time.

And some forms of African sexual diversity, such as pederasty, are hardly models for contemporary morality.

Pederasty, ped′e-rast-i, n. unnatural commerce of males with males, esp.

For instance, ancient peoples thought pederasty was harmless and trivial.

He was often convicted for pederasty and swindling, and I treated him several times in an asylum.

In spite of his reputation for pederasty, Mocenigo was much liked at Madrid.

We observe, however, especially in the higher mammals, acts of pederasty between males when the female is wanting.

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