fla·​gran·​cy | \ ˈflā-grən(t)-sē also ˈfla- How to pronounce flagrancy (audio) \

Definition of flagrancy

: the quality or state of being flagrant

Examples of flagrancy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The disclosure also shines a bare lightbulb on the flagrancy (and, in some cases, stupidity) of the unfaithful. Marcia Desanctis, Town & Country, "Mark Sanford, Act II," 14 Feb. 2013

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First Known Use of flagrancy

1599, in the meaning defined above

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“Flagrancy.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flagrancy. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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