flagrante delicto

fla·​gran·​te de·​lic·​to | \ flə-ˌgrän-tē-di-ˈlik-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce flagrante delicto (audio) , -ˌgran- \

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First Known Use of flagrante delicto

1826, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of flagrante delicto was in 1826

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“Flagrante delicto.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flagrante%20delicto. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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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

: in the very act of committing a misdeed was caught flagrante delicto also : in the midst of sexual activity

History and Etymology for flagrante delicto

Medieval Latin, literally, while the crime is blazing

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