Incest
Incest In"cest, n. [F. inceste, L. incestum unchastity, incest, fr. incestus unchaste; pref. in- not + castus chaste. See {Chaste}.] The crime of cohabitation or sexual intercourse between persons related within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law; broadly, sexual relations between closely related persons, usually taken as first cousins or closer. --Shak. [1913 Webster +PJC]

{Spiritual incest}. (Eccl. Law) (a) The crime of cohabitation committed between persons who have a spiritual alliance by means of baptism or confirmation. (b) The act of a vicar, or other beneficiary, who holds two benefices, the one depending on the collation of the other. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • incest — in·cest / in ˌsest/ n [Latin incestus sexual impurity, from incestus impure, from in not + castus pure]: sexual intercourse between persons so closely related that they are forbidden by law to marry; also: the crime of engaging in such sexual… …   Law dictionary

  • Incest — • Sexual intercourse between those who are related by blood or marriage Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Incest     Incest     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • incest — INCÉST, incesturi, s.n. Legătură sexuală, oprită de legile juridice şi morale, între părinţi şi copii sau între fraţi şi surori. – Din fr. inceste, lat. incestus. Trimis de valeriu, 21.07.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  incést s. n., pl. incésturi Trimis… …   Dicționar Român

  • incest — (n.) c.1200, the crime of sexual intercourse between near kindred, from O.Fr. inceste and directly from L. incestum unchastity, impious unchastity, also specifically sex between close relatives, noun use of neuter adjective incestus unchaste,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • incest — [in′sest΄] n. [ME < L incestum, moral sin, incest, neut. of incestus, unchaste < in , not + castus, chaste: see CASTE] 1. sexual intercourse between persons too closely related to marry legally 2. sexual molestation of a child or adolescent …   English World dictionary

  • incest — incest. См. кровосмешение. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • incest — incest. = consanguinity (см.). (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Incest — (v. lat. Incestus Blutschande), das Verbrechen, welches in der geschlechtlichen Vereinigung zwischen nahe verwandten Familiengliedern besteht. Es beruht auf einem sittlichen, sich deshalb auch bei allen Völkern findenden Gefühle, daß die… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Incest — Incest, lat. dtsch., Blutschande, s. d …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • ìncest — m 〈G mn ı̏ncēstā〉 spolni odnos s bližim srodnikom; rodoskvrnuće ✧ {{001f}}lat …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

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