Incests



[in-sest] /ˈɪn sɛst/

noun
1.
sexual intercourse between closely related persons.
2.
the crime of sexual intercourse, cohabitation, or marriage between persons within the degrees of consanguinity or affinity wherein marriage is legally forbidden.
/ˈɪnsɛst/
noun
1.
sexual intercourse between two persons commonly regarded as too closely related to marry
n.

c.1200, “the crime of sexual intercourse between near kindred,” from Old French inceste and directly from Latin incestum “unchastity, impious unchastity,” also specifically “sex between close relatives,” noun use of neuter adjective incestus “unchaste, impure,” from in- “not” (see in- (1)) + castus “pure” (see caste). In early use also in reference to sexual relations or marriage with one under a vow of chastity (sometimes distinguished as spiritual incest). Old English had sibleger “incest,” literally “kin-lying.”

incest in·cest (ĭn’sěst’)
n.

Sexual relations between relatives who are forbidden by law to marry; for example, between father and daughter or mother and son.

Note: Though each society has its own system for determining the range of people who fall into this category, every society has an incest taboo of some sort.

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