Lewdness

  • 1 lewdness — index debauchery, obscenity, perversion, pornography, vice Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 lewdness — The unlawful indulgence of lust; sexual impurity; gross indecency with respect to the sexual relation. State v Rayburn, 170 Iowa 514, 153 NW 59. The common law offense of lewdness means open and public indecency, and in order to amount to an… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 3 Lewdness —    (Acts 18:14), villany or wickedness, not lewdness in the modern sense of the word. The word lewd is from the Saxon, and means properly ignorant, unlearned, and hence low, vicious (Acts 17:5) …

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • 4 lewdness — Gross and wanton indecency in sexual relations so notorious as to tend to corrupt community s morals. Hensley v. City of Norfolk, 218 N.E.2d 735, 740, 216 Va. 369. Licentiousness; that form of immorality which has relation to sexual impurity.… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 5 lewdness — Gross and wanton indecency in sexual relations so notorious as to tend to corrupt community s morals. Hensley v. City of Norfolk, 218 N.E.2d 735, 740, 216 Va. 369. Licentiousness; that form of immorality which has relation to sexual impurity.… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 6 lewdness — lewd ► ADJECTIVE ▪ crude and offensive in a sexual way. DERIVATIVES lewdly adverb lewdness noun. ORIGIN originally in the sense «belonging to the laity», later «belonging to the common people, vulgar»: from Old English …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 Lewdness — Lewd Lewd (l[=u]d), a. [Compar. {Lewder} ( [ e]r); superl. {Lewdest}.] [{OE}. lewed, lewd, lay, ignorant, vile, AS. l[=ae]wed laical, belonging to the laity.] 1. Not clerical; laic; laical; hence, unlearned; simple. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] For if a …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 lewdness — noun see lewd …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9 lewdness — See lewdly. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 10 lewdness — noun The property of being lewd …

    Wiktionary

  • 11 lewdness — Synonyms and related words: Rabelaisianism, X rated movie, animality, bawdiness, bawdry, blue movie, carnality, clitoromania, concupiscence, dirt, dirtiness, dirty movie, erotic art, erotic literature, eroticism, eroticomania, erotographomania,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 12 lewdness — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. indecency, unchastity, incontinence, fleshliness, vulgarity, lechery, wantonness, lubricity, lasciviousness, aphrodisia, bodily appetite, libidinousness, sensuality, licentiousness, voluptuousness, lecherousness, profligacy …

    English dictionary for students

  • 13 lewdness — lewd·ness || luːdnɪs n. indecency, obscenity, vulgarity; licentiousness, lechery …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 14 lewdness — n 1. lechery, lecherousness, lubricity, goatishness, ruttishness; lust, lustfulness, concupiscence, prurience, pruriency, libidinousness, salacity, salaciousness; carnality, carnalness, carnalism, sensuality, voluptuousness, promiscuity,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 15 lewdness — lewd·ness …

    English syllables

  • 16 lewdness — noun the trait of behaving in an obscene manner • Syn: ↑obscenity, ↑bawdiness, ↑salaciousness, ↑salacity • Derivationally related forms: ↑salacious (for: ↑salacity), ↑ …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 17 open lewdness — At common law, acts of lewdness committed in public. Under statute, any lewdness not in secret, whether it be in the presence of one or several persons. 33 Am J1st Lewd etc. § 2. The phrase open and gross lewdness is not equivalent to the phrase… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 18 Cousin White Paper: Aching Mature Lewdness — Theatrical poster for Cousin White Paper: Aching Mature Lewdness (2009) Directed by Tetsuya Takehora …

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  • 19 gross lewdness in an open place — Not to be confounded with open and gross lewdness. The former has reference to the place where the act is committed, while the latter has not, but simply means lewdness which is not secret. Burroughs v Eastman, 88 Wis 180, 59 NW 580. See open and …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 20 Common lewdness — Common Com mon, a. [Compar. {Commoner}; superl. {Commonest}.] [OE. commun, comon, OF. comun, F. commun, fr. L. communis; com + munis ready to be of service; cf. Skr. mi to make fast, set up, build, Goth. gamains common, G. gemein, and E. mean low …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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