sodomy

noun sod·omy \ ˈsä-də-mē \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of sodomy

: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 \ˌsä-də-ˈmi-ti-kəl\ adjective

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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


SODOMY Defined for English Language Learners

sodomy

noun

Definition of sodomy for English Language Learners

  • : anal sex with someone


Medical Dictionary

sodomy

noun sod·omy \ ˈsäd-ə-mē \

medical Definition of sodomy

plural sodomies
: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

noun sod·omy \ ˈsä-də-mē \

legal Definition of sodomy

: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

play \ˈsä-də-ˌmīz\ 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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