in flagrante delicto
adverb Etymology: Medieval Latin, literally, while the crime is blazing Date: 1772 1. in the very act of committing a misdeed ; red-handed 2. in the midst of sexual activity

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  • in flagrante delicto — adv: flagrante delicto Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. in flagrante delicto …   Law dictionary

  • in flagrante delicto — in flagrante (delicto) humorous if someone is discovered in flagrante delicto, they are discovered doing something wrong, especially having sex with someone who is not their husband or wife. She came home to catch her husband in flagrante delicto …   New idioms dictionary

  • In flagrante delicto — (Latin: in the blazing [progressing] offence [misdeed] ) or sometimes simply in flagrante (Latin: while blazing [during] ) is a legal term used to indicate that a criminal has been caught in the act of committing an offence (compare corpus… …   Wikipedia

  • in flagrante delicto —    in the act of extramarital copulation    Legal jargon, often shortened to in flagrante.    The French form, en flagrant délit, is rare:     An SA man... had once caught a Jewish cattle dealer and a younger Aryan girl in flagrante delicto… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • in flagrante delicto — [in flə gran′tē dē lik′tō΄] adv. [L, lit., during the blazing of the crime] 1. in the very act of committing the offense; red handed 2. while engaged in sexual activity, often, specif., illicit or perverse sexual activity: also in flagrante …   English World dictionary

  • in flagrante delicto — in fla|gran|te de|lic|to [ ,ın flə,grænti dı lık,tou ] adverb LEGAL while having sex with someone, especially someone who is not your regular partner. In flagrante delicto is often simply called in flagrante …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • In flagrante delicto — (лат.  «в пылающем преступлении») юридический термин, означающий, что преступник был пойман во время совершения преступления, также используется усечённая форма in flagrante. Русский эквивалент поймать с поличным. Фраза может также… …   Википедия

  • in flagrante delicto — ► ADVERB ▪ in the very act of wrongdoing, especially in an act of sexual misconduct. ORIGIN Latin, in the heat of the crime …   English terms dictionary

  • in flagrante delicto — /ɪn fləˌgrænti dəˈlɪktoʊ/ (say in fluh.grantee duh liktoh) adverb 1. → flagrante delicto. 2. in the act of having sexual intercourse. Also, in flagrante. {in + flagrante delicto} …   Australian English dictionary

  • in flagrante delicto — UK [ˌɪn fləˌɡræntɪ dɪˈlɪktəʊ] / US [ˌɪn fləˌɡræntɪ dɪˈlɪkˌtoʊ] adverb legal while having sex with someone, especially someone who is not your regular partner. In flagrante delicto is often simply called in flagrante …   English dictionary

  • in flagrante delicto —    (flah GRAHN teh deh LIKtoh, ihn flah GRAHN teh deh LIK toh) [Latin] In the very act of committing a crime or offense.    after (her) husband and for mer bodyguard was photographed in flagrante delicto at a Riviera villa Time, January 20, 1997 …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

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