Origin of sodomy
Examples from the Web for sodomy
The charge: Sodomy, a serious crime in a predominantly Muslim nation.
Not that he is guilty of Sodomy nor did I ever hear the Sin so much as mentioned among them.
Sodomy is a crime both in the active and passive agent, unless the latter is a non-consenting party.Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology|W. G. Aitchison Robertson
Sodomy, sod′om-i, n. unnatural sexuality, so called because imputed to the inhabitants of Sodom.
Sodomy was practiced by the nations of Cueba, 774 Careta, and other places.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 1|Hubert Howe Bancroft
Word Origin for sodomy
c.1300, "unnatural sexual relations," such as those imputed to the inhabitants of Biblical Sodom, especially between persons of the same sex but also with beasts, from Old French sodomie, from Late Latin peccatum Sodomiticum "anal sex," literally "the sin of Sodom," from Latin Sodoma. In Middle English also synne Sodomyke (early 14c.).
Sexual intercourse that is not the union of the genital organs of a man and a woman. The term is most frequently applied to anal intercourse between two men or to sexual relations between people and animals. (See pederast.)