from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. Flagrante delicto.
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- adv. In the act of committing a misdeed.
- adv. While performing sexual activity.
New Latin in flagrante dēlictō : Latin in, in; see in-2 + Medieval Latin flagrante dēlictō, while the crime is blazing; see flagrante delicto.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Medieval Latin, literally “while the crime is blazing”, from Latin in + flāgrō ("burn") + dēlictō, form of dēlictum ("crime, misdeed"). (Wiktionary)
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