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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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Translations
insestisukurutsaus

incest

[ˈɪnsest] Nincesto m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

incest

[ˈɪnsɛst] ninceste m
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incest

nInzest m, → Blutschande f
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incest

[ˈɪnsɛst] nincesto
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

in·cest

n. incesto.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

incest

n incesto
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Dubin lets himself be too easily seduced by Fanny Bick, Christian, hippie, more than half his age--unto whom it seems sublimated Dubin's incestual drive toward his daughter (whose name, Maud, perhaps resurrects W.
The engagement sets off a string of escapes to the houses of various family members, including a brief incestual relationship with her brother Alfredo.
Even more disturbing, the judge said were the incestual games she was made to play with her brother, four years older than her and as a result caused her psychological trauma.
It is not clear from the post, should it prove true, whether they will be aware of the fact that their relationship is incestual. As is the case with most "Game of Thrones" love stories, Jon and Daenerys' will reportedly end in tragedy.
Catherine and Nick are demonic siblings (Nick is after all the recurrent nickname of the Devil in English) because they are said to have had incestual Byronic affairs and are opposed to Toby and Dora, the good worldlings.