indecent exposure

noun
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of indecent exposure

: intentional exposure of part of one's body (such as the genitals) in a place where such exposure is likely to be an offense against the generally accepted standards of decency

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First Known Use of indecent exposure

1828


INDECENT EXPOSURE Defined for English Language Learners

indecent exposure

noun

Definition of indecent exposure for English Language Learners

  • law : the crime of showing your sexual organs to other people in public


Medical Dictionary

indecent exposure

noun

medical Definition of indecent exposure

: intentional exposure of part of one's body (as the genitalia) in a place where such exposure is likely to be an offense against the generally accepted standards of decency in a community

Law Dictionary

indecent exposure

noun in·de·cent exposure

legal Definition of indecent exposure

: the exposing of one's private body parts (as the genitals) either recklessly or intentionally and under circumstances likely to cause offense or affront
Note: Indecent exposure is generally classified as a misdemeanor.

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