in flagrante delicto


in flagrante de·lic·to

adverb \-di-ˈlik-(ˌ)tō\

Definition of IN FLAGRANTE DELICTO

1
:  in the very act of committing a misdeed :  red-handed
2
:  in the midst of sexual activity

Origin of IN FLAGRANTE DELICTO

Medieval Latin, literally, while the crime is blazing
First Known Use: 1772

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