in flagrante

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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.
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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)’.
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That is why there is only one short text in In Flagrante Two: 'The photographs date from 1973 to 1985 when the prime ministers were: Edward Heath, Conservative (1970-1974), Harold Wilson, Labour (1974-1976), James Callaghan, Labour (1976-1979), Margaret Thatcher, Conservative (1979-1990).' Youth on Wall, Jarrow, Tyneside [Fig.
The highlight of Kalb's book is his careful dissection of one of the scandal's great non-stories: the allegation that a White House staffer--perhaps a Secret Service agent--had happened upon Clinton and Lewinsky in flagrante in the Oval Office.
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Famed mobster Meyer Lansky obtained photos of Hoover and Tolson in flagrante delicto and held these over the director's head, threatening exposure should Hoover seek to meddle in Lansky's rackets.
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But sex definitely is as The Tudors sets out to do for merrie olde England what Rome did for Italy with plenty of in flagrante delicto (as they say) to spice up the boring talk of international treaties.
Another satisfied customer!" Sonny purred on the phone when he was caught in flagrante.
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