incest

noun in·cest \ ˈin-ˌsest \

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

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Origin and Etymology of incest

Middle English, from Latin incestus sexual impurity, from incestus impure, from in- + castus pure — more at caste

INCEST Defined for English Language Learners

incest

Definition of incest for English Language Learners

  • : sexual intercourse between people who are very closely related


Medical Dictionary

incest

noun in·cest \ ˈin-ˌsest \

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

Law Dictionary

incest

noun in·cest \ ˈin-ˌsest \

legal Definition of incest

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

Origin and Etymology of incest

Latin incestus sexual impurity, from incestus impure, from in- not + castus pure


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