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flagrante delicto

adverb

Definition of flagrante delicto



1826

First Known Use of flagrante delicto

1826


Law Dictionary

flagrante delicto

adverb or adjective fla·gran·te de·lic·to \flə-ˈgrän-tē-də-ˈlik-tō, -ˈgran-; flä-ˈgrän-tā-dā-ˈlēk-tō\

Legal Definition of flagrante delicto

  1. :  in the very act of committing a misdeed <was caught flagrante delicto>; also :  in the midst of sexual activity



Origin of flagrante delicto

Medieval Latin, literally, while the crime is blazing


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