in flagrante (delicto)

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
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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)’.
See also: flagrante
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