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in flagrante (delicto)

In the act of committing a crime, misdeed, or immoral act, especially having sexual intercourse with someone other than one's spouse. I heard that he was fired after being caught in flagrante delicto with the new intern.
See also: flagrante

in flaˈgrante (delicto)

(from Latin, literary or humorous) if somebody is found or caught in flagrante, they are discovered doing something that they should not be doing, especially having sex: One of the gentlemen was caught in flagrante with the wife of the club’s President, which of course caused a huge scandal.
The meaning of the Latin phrase is ‘in the heat (of the crime)’.
See also: flagrante
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A leaked audio recording had been uploaded onto YouTube by an anonymous user in which Erdoy-an instructs his men to capture Baykal in flagrante delicto and get the footage out into the media and Internet.
The same article adds: "in the event of flagrante delicto, the member may be arrested and the President of the House of People's Representatives shall immediately be notified on the provision that the member be released as soon as the Bureau of the House so requests.
She returns home to find her husband Leif (Kim Bodnia) in flagrante delicto with Tilde (Christiane Schaumburg-Muller).
Love Is All You Need (15) CANCER patient Ida (Trine Dyrholm) heads for daughter Astrid's (Molly Blixt Egelind) wedding alone after catching her husband in flagrante.
She returns home from a check up to find her oafish husband Leif (Kim Bodnia) in flagrante delicto with blonde accountant Tilde (Christiane Schaumburg-Muller).
En tant qu'Egyptiens, nous refusons categoriquement cette ingerence flagrante dans nos affaires internes par les Etats Unis et l'Occident qui ne cherchent que leurs interets dans la region.
Barka, July 28 (ONA) The Law enforcement officers at the Consumer Protection Department in Barka, in collaboration with the Royal Oman Police (ROP) and the Public Prosecution, managed to detain, in flagrante delicto, a number of expat labourers loading large quantities of rotten potatoes (over 27,000 kg) at Barka dump site to distribute to shops, restaurants and cafes as useable despite their certainty that the potatoes are rotten and not good for human consumption.
Il a egalement denonce les executions sommaires et les disparitions forcees commises en flagrante violation des principes des droits de l'Homme et du droit international humanitaire.
And certainly wouldn't have enjoyed diverting accounts of that Los Angles night when actor Hugh Grant (who wants news leaked in press releases) was arrested in flagrante delicto with a hooker on a highway.
During the inspection, the accused persons were seized in flagrante delicto while changing the dates of foodstuff, including different kinds of sweets in huge quantities reaching 1.
Being caught in flagrante delicto exposed 11 percent of those cheating, while 5 percent had their affair reported by a friend and 3 percent by a family member.
Colleagues of one employee of a southern course are apparently flummoxed she still has a job after she was caught in flagrante delicto with a corporate guest.
Security apparatuses' behavior was similar to that of an armed militia for they revolted against the constitutional power,' he exclaimed whereby he reiterated that military law describes yesterday's incident as a crime in flagrante delicto.
Does a photo with a celebrity in a position of flagrante delicto help or hinder a career?
MP Nigel Griffiths is caught in flagrante delicto in the Palace of Westminster.