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Definition of in flagrante adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


in flagrante

NAmE//ˌɪn fləˈɡrɑnti//
(also in flagrante delicto
NAmE//ˌɪn fləˌɡrɑnti dəˈlɪktoʊ//
(from Latin) (literary or humorous)
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if someone is found or caught in flagrante, they are discovered doing something that they should not be doing, especially having sex
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: in flagrante