in flagrante (delicto)

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in flagrante (delicto)

In the act of committing a crime, misdeed, or immoral act, especially having sex 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
References in classic literature ?
And just then there came a knock and a scurrying; the police, so lamentably absent from the Calton Hill, appeared upon the scene; and the party, taken FLAGRANTE DELICTO, with their glasses at their elbow, were seized, marched up to the police office, and all duly summoned to appear as witnesses in the consequent case against that arch-shebeener, Colette.
D'Artagnan proposed to himself to take them by surprise in flagrante delicto of wandering life, and to judge by the first appearance if he could count on them as trusty companions.
He ordered Tanto to pay the victim's family over P1.04 million in actual damages and P300,000 in indemnity ex delicto, moral and exemplary damages.
The court also ordered him to pay Garalde's heirs P1.048 million as actual damages and P100,000 "each as indemnity ex delicto, moral and exemplary damages"a total of P300,000.
"We object to the nullity of the arrest and search procedures as they were signed without the permission of the Public Prosecution and without a case of flagrante delicto or in thevery act of committing a crime," Al Naqbi said.
A couple were in flagrante delicto - and it evidently wasn't their wedding night.
They also prevent lawyers from getting detained or arrested except in flagrante delicto, in case he faces accusations while performing his work.
Assistant City Prosecutor Felomena Apostol-Lopez said in the resolution that "a scrutiny of the Joint Affidavit of Arrest, as well as the pieces of the evidence presented, failed to justify the in flagrante delicto arrest of the respondents."
'The President has lost every moral authority to continue to occupy that high office after having been caught 'In flagrante delicto.'
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro stated that two would-be saboteurs have been caught "in flagrante delicto" trying to take down the communications system of the Guri hydroelectric dam.
return to Cambodia to change the government flagrante delicto [latin for in blazing offence]."
In the decision granting the motion to dismiss, Judge Cote (who was recently assigned the case after Judge Sullivan was elevated to the Second Circuit), agreed with Weils arguments that the trustees claims were barred by the in pari delicto defense, which prohibits the trustee from pursuing claims against third parties such as Morgan Stanley when the trustee alleges that the company itself through its management and directors engaged in the very wrongdoing that caused Tribune to fall into bankruptcy.
The crime shall be regarded as flagrante delicto at the actual time of committing the crime, or a short time after committing it.
The Supreme Court applied the concept of 'in pari delicto.' This Latin term connotes that if the two parties to a controversy are equally culpable or at fault, they have no action against each other.
A college whose financial aid director committed fraud could sue its auditor under the doctrine of in pari delicto, the Supreme Judicial Court has ruled, finding that because the employee was not a member of senior management, her conduct could not be imputed to the school.