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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The forcing of unwanted sexual activity by one person on another, as by the use of threats or coercion.
  • n. Sexual activity that is deemed improper or harmful, as between an adult and a minor or with a person of diminished mental capacity.

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  • n. Any sexual activity that is undesired by one participant but forced by another participant nonetheless.

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  • n. a statutory offense that provides that it is a crime to knowingly cause another person to engage in an unwanted sexual act by force or threat

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