In Flagrante Delicto Definition

in fləgräntā deliktō, in fləgrantē dəliktō
Flagrante delicto.
American Heritage
In the very act of committing the offense; red-handed.
Webster's New World
While engaged in sexual activity, often, specif., in illicit or perverse sexual activity.
Webster's New World

Origin of In Flagrante Delicto

  • New Latin in flagrante dēlictō Latin in in in–2 Medieval Latin flagrante dēlictō while the crime is blazing flagrante delicto

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

  • From Medieval Latin, literally “while the crime is blazing”, from Latin in + flāgrō (“burn”) + dēlictō, form of dēlictum (“crime, misdeed”).

    From Wiktionary

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