Flagrante Delicto Definition

flə-grăntē dĭ-lĭktō
In the very act of committing an offense; red-handed.
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In the act of having sex.
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Origin of Flagrante Delicto

  • Medieval Latin flagrante dēlictō while the crime is blazing flagrante ablative of flagrāns blazing dēlictō ablative of dēlictum offense

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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