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in·cest

 (ĭn′sĕst′)
n.
1. Sexual relations between persons who are so closely related that their marriage is illegal or forbidden by custom.
2. The crime of sexual relations with a person defined by statute as too closely related.

[Middle English, from Latin incestum, from neuter of incestus, impure, unchaste : in-, not; see in-1 + castus, pure, chaste; see kes- in Indo-European roots.]

incest

(ˈɪnsɛst)
n
sexual intercourse between two persons commonly regarded as too closely related to marry
[C13: from Latin incestus incest (from adj: impure, defiled), from in-1 + castus chaste]

in•cest

(ˈɪn sɛst)

n.
1. sexual relations between persons so closely related that they are forbidden by law or religion to marry.
2. the crime of sexual relations, cohabitation, or marriage between such persons.
[1175–1225; Middle English < Latin incestus (n.) sexual impurity, derivative of incestus (adj.) profane, sexually impure =in- in-3 + castus chaste]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.incest - sexual intercourse between persons too closely related to marry (as between a parent and a child)
criminal congress, unlawful carnal knowledge - forbidden or tabu sexual intercourse between individuals
Translations
insestisukurutsaus

incest

[ˈɪnsest] Nincesto m

incest

[ˈɪnsɛst] ninceste m

incest

nInzest m, → Blutschande f

incest

[ˈɪnsɛst] nincesto

in·cest

n. incesto.

incest

n incesto
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