"in flagrante delicto" (Latin)

What does the Latin term in flagrante delicto mean?

"In flagrante delicto" is a Latin phrase that translates to "in the blazing offense" or "in the act of committing the offense." It refers to catching someone in the act of committing a wrongdoing or engaging in an illicit activity.

Examples in Sentences

Here are four example sentence using the phrase "in flagrante delicto":
  • The detective burst into the room and found the thief in flagrante delicto, stealing valuable artwork from the gallery.
  • The police caught the suspects in flagrante delicto, engaging in a drug deal behind the abandoned building.
  • The photographs provided clear evidence of the cheating spouse in flagrante delicto, embracing someone else at the party.
  • The security cameras captured the shoplifter in flagrante delicto, pocketing items from the store shelves without paying.
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This page was written by Craig Shrives.