Flagrante-delicto meaning

flə-grăn'tē dĭ-lĭk'tō
In the act of having sex.
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In the very act of committing an offense; red-handed.
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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