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Flagrante Delicto

flagrante delicto adv or adj

[Medieval Latin, literally, while the crime is blazing]
: in the very act of committing a misdeed [was caught flagrante delicto]
: in the midst of sexual activity

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

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