in flagrante delicto

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adverb in flagrante de·lic·to \ˌin-flə-ˈgrän-tē-di-ˈlik-(ˌ)tō, -ˈgran-\

Definition of in flagrante delicto

  1. 1 :  in the very act of committing a misdeed :  red-handed

  2. 2 :  in the midst of sexual activity

Origin and Etymology of in flagrante delicto

Medieval Latin, literally, while the crime is blazing


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in flagrante delicto

adverb in flagrante de·lic·to

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