sodomy

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noun sod·omy \ˈsä-də-mē\

Definition of sodomy

  1. :  anal or oral copulation with a member of the same or opposite sex; also :  copulation with an animal

sodomitic

play \ˌsä-də-ˈmi-tik\ or

sodomitical

play \-ti-kəl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of sodomy

Middle English, from Anglo-French sodomie, from Late Latin Sodoma Sodom; from the homosexual proclivities of the men of the city in Genesis 19:1–11


First Known Use: 13th century


SODOMY Defined for English Language Learners

sodomy

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noun sod·omy \ˈsä-də-mē\

Definition of sodomy for English Language Learners

  • : anal sex with someone


Medical Dictionary

sodomy

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noun sod·omy \ˈsäd-ə-mē\

Medical Definition of sodomy

plural

sodomies

  1. :  anal or oral copulation with a member of the same or opposite sex; also :  copulation with an animal

sodomist

\ˈsäd-ə-məst\ noun

Law Dictionary

sodomy

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noun sod·omy \ˈsä-də-mē\

Legal Definition of sodomy

  1. :  the crime of oral or anal sexual contact or penetration between persons or of sexual intercourse between a person and an animal; especially :  the crime of forcing another person to perform oral or anal sex

sodomize

\ˈsä-də-ˌmīz\ play transitive verb

Origin and Etymology of sodomy

Anglo-French sodomie sexual intercourse between men, from Old French, from Late Latin Sodoma Sodom, from the supposed homosexual practices of the men of the city in Genesis 19:1-11


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