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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
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According to Article 38, upon the commission of a crime or a felony in a state of flagrante delicto, the investigation officer shall immediately move to the place of the incident, survey and preserve the physical traces of the crime, maintain it, record the status of places and persons and whatever reveals the evidence, and take testimonies from those present or those in possession of relevant information.
'As a result, a total of 44,452 persons with standing warrants and in flagrante delicto were arrested; 295,194 persons were cited and invited in violation of different city/municipal ordinances; 6,632 warrants of arrest were served; and 1,679 firearms, 548 bladed weapons and 13 explosives were confiscated,' Albayalde said.
According to Ibrahim, the defendant was caught having sexual intercourse with one of his minor victims in flagrante delicto (caught red-handed).
A video recording that was leaked on the Internet last March featured a voice attributed to Erdoy-an instructing his men to capture Baykal in flagrante delicto and spread the footage through the media and the Internet.
The only exceptions are cases of in flagrante delicto, the directive said.
Voted by 166 deputies, article 28 states: "no one may be arrested or placed in custody except in case of flagrante delicto or by court decision.
Jones claimed presenters were often caught in flagrante delicto in the windowless dressing rooms of TV Centre.
LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED (15) HEROINE Ida (Trine Dyrholm) has undergone chemotherapy as part of her breast cancer treatment when she discovers her oafish husband Leif in flagrante delicto with blonde accountant Tilde.
LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED (15) HEROINE Ida (Trine Dyrholm) has undergone chemotherapy as part of her breast cancer treatment when she discovers her husband Leif in flagrante delicto with blonde accountant Tilde.
When she gets home, she catches her husband Left (Kim Bodnia) in flagrante delicto on the couch with bimbo Tilde (Christiane Schaumburg-Muller).
Meet Tulisa, apparently an X-Factor judge, who had won an apology and an admission from a former lover that he had posted a tape of her flagrante delicto in the hopes of mega-bucks.
The source added that a number of these offenders were caught in flagrante delicto, legal irregularities, issues against morality and violating the Telecommunications Law.
Anyway, this fellow passed on in Cardiff, quite possibly in flagrante delicto, which was the way the tabloids reported it.
It all started over a week ago, when a rumour spread around Dubai that an employee of a reputable publishing company had been caught in flagrante delicto on a beach in Jumeirah.
Mind you, Mark wouldn't be the first man to come home unexpectedly and find his wife in flagrante delicto. Except it's usually with a man.