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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.
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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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The source added that a number of these offenders were caught in flagrante delicto, legal irregularities, issues against morality and violating the Telecommunications Law.
Not so much aurora borealis as in flagrante delicto.
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.
Summary: Rabat - Morocco's security services arrested, on Thursday in Amezmiz (outskirts of Marrakech), a foreign missionary carrying out Christian proselytizing activities in flagrante delicto, Interior Ministry said.
A cadet named Nash (surnames only are traditionally used in military address) had been caught in flagrante delicto performing oral sex on another boy, and the snitch who had observed them in the act picked up a pillow from his dormitory bed and began to vigorously pummel the hapless fellator as he vociferously yelled out, "Blow Boy Nash
Some people took the saga of Eliot Ness in the boudoir, the old yarn of holier-than-thou caught in flagrante delicto, as a sign that a woman should be president.
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.
The absurdity of a Bible-thumping politician, who has a long record of railing against the gay lifestyle, being caught in flagrante delicto, was so transparent that the easy jokes flew across the political spectrum.
When the father discovers Coop and Anna in flagrante delicto one stormy night, he beats Coop nearly to death, causing the lovers to flee the farm and take up separate lives.
In his latest novel, THERE'S ALWAYS A REASON (Strebor Books, $14), William Fredrick Cooper weaves a powerful story about the crucible of love, betrayal and redemption, it is the story of William McCall, whose cycle of loss begins when--while preparing to make a surprise marriage proposal--he catches his girlfriend in flagrante delicto with another man.
No pocos de ellos han sido pillados in flagrante delicto, en presidencias municipales (hasta un homicida); gubernaturas, diputaciones federales y ronda el deslinde de responsabilidades penales a funcionarios que, con o sin las ordenes de Mart(h)a, favorecieron a los hijastros de Fox.
In his view, the ellipticals and lenticulars that he caught in flagrante delicto are obviously absorbing or tussling with other galaxies, but they contain little interstellar gas--the raw material for making new stars.
Moreover, this colorful compendium evinces a sense of humor in reproducing a rare colored print that shows Catherine and Potemkin in flagrante delicto, an image that piqued European curiosity (180).
Its secretary-general is implicated in the multi-billion dollar oil-for-food scam; UN "peacekeepers" are charged with raping and/or sexually exploiting women and very young girls in the Congo, the Central African Republic, Cambodia, East Timor, and Kosovo; one of the UN's senior officials from France ran an Internet pedophile ring that victimized hundreds of children and has been caught in flagrante delicto with a 12-year-old; the UN's Population Fund (UNFPA) continues to fund China's notoriously brutal program of forced abortion and sterilization; despotic dictatorships and terrorist regimes chair or help run UN committees on human rights and counter-terrorism.
This season, though, Daniels believes the Dance will recede into ancient history--especially after viewers see her in flagrante delicto during some kinky-funny sex scenes she cannot yet reveal.