flagrante delicto


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fla·gran·te de·lic·to

 (flə-grăn′tē dĭ-lĭk′tō)
adv.
1. In the very act of committing an offense; red-handed.
2. In the act of having sex.

[Medieval Latin flagrante dēlictō, while the crime is blazing : flagrante, ablative of flagrāns, blazing + dēlictō, ablative of dēlictum, offense.]

flagrante delicto

(fləˈɡræntɪ dɪˈlɪktəʊ)
adv

fla•gran•te de•lic•to

(fləˈgræn ti dɪˈlɪk toʊ)
adv.
in the very act of committing the offense.
[< Latin: while the offense is (still) burning]

flagrante delicto

A Latin phrase meaning while the crime is blazing, used to mean red-handed or in the act.
References in classic literature ?
And just then there came a knock and a scurrying; the police, so lamentably absent from the Calton Hill, appeared upon the scene; and the party, taken FLAGRANTE DELICTO, with their glasses at their elbow, were seized, marched up to the police office, and all duly summoned to appear as witnesses in the consequent case against that arch-shebeener, Colette.
D'Artagnan proposed to himself to take them by surprise in flagrante delicto of wandering life, and to judge by the first appearance if he could count on them as trusty companions.
By studying these two model systems, we will aim to catch the emergence of functional and regulatory novelty in flagrante delicto.
Thus, the AKP's flagrante delicto paved the way for the release of coup perpetrators from prison.
Except in cases of flagrante delicto, it is not permissible to enter the committee headquarters, subsidiaries or offices or inspect any of them, except in the presence of an advocate general and based on an order by the competent judge," according to the official Qatar News Agency (QNA).
When he caught one in flagrante delicto, he would grab the miscreant by both ankles and haul him out of the bed.
So it is that Melaza's coppers stake out Monica and Aldo's place this evening, catch Yamile and her habitual John in flagrante delicto, and heap a hefty fine on the homeowners.
Meanwhile, it would be useful to remember that it was Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Pakistan who feigned ignorance when his Army Chief was caught In Flagrante Delicto on the Kargil heights even as this worthy Prime Minister hosted Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Lahore in 1999.
The same article adds: "in the event of flagrante delicto, the member may be arrested and the President of the House of People's Representatives shall immediately be notified on the provision that the member be released as soon as the Bureau of the House so requests.
She returns home to find her husband Leif (Kim Bodnia) in flagrante delicto with Tilde (Christiane Schaumburg-Muller).
Catherine did not object till she caught the two in flagrante delicto.
She returns home from a check up to find her oafish husband Leif (Kim Bodnia) in flagrante delicto with blonde accountant Tilde (Christiane Schaumburg-Muller).