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Flagrante delicto

Posted by R. Berg on May 02, 2001

In Reply to: Flagrant posted by Roger Davis on May 02, 2001

: I think there is a phrase something like "en flagrante" meaning "in the flagrant act".

: Can someone confirm this, or correct me?

From the American Heritage Dictionary: "flagrante delicto. Red-handed; in the very act. Used in the phrase "in flagrante (delicto)." [Medieval Latin, "while the crime is blazing."]