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incest

noun in·cest \ˈin-ˌsest\

: sexual intercourse between people who are very closely related

Full Definition of INCEST

:  sexual intercourse between persons so closely related that they are forbidden by law to marry; also :  the statutory crime of such a relationship

Origin of INCEST

Middle English, from Latin incestus sexual impurity, from incestus impure, from in- + castus pure — more at caste
First Known Use: 13th century

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bourgeois, ethos, eugenics, exurb, incommunicado, intelligentsia, megalopolis, metrosexual, mores, subculture

incest

noun in·cest \ˈin-ˌsest\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of INCEST

:  sexual intercourse between persons so closely related that they are forbidden by law to marry; also :  the statutory crime of engaging in such sexual intercourse

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