(also informal in flagrante)
In the very act of wrongdoing, especially in an act of sexual misconduct: he had been caught in flagrante with the wife of the association’s treasurer
More example sentences
- The photo at left is me, in flagrante delicto.
- Peter is so convincing that even if he were caught in flagrante he would have a perfectly plausible explanation.
late 18th century: Latin, literally 'in blazing crime'.
Definition of in flagrante delicto in:
- The British & World English dictionary