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Sodomy

sodomy n

[Anglo-French sodomie sexual intercourse between men, from Old French, from Late Latin Sodoma Sodom, from the supposed homosexual practices of the men of the city in Genesis 19:1-11]
: the crime of oral or anal sexual contact or penetration between persons or of sexual intercourse between a person and an animal
;esp
: the crime of forcing another person to perform oral or anal sex
sod·om·ize [sÄ -də-mīz]
vt



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.