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In flagrante delicto

“In flagrante delicto” is a legal term in Latin that means “in the very act of committing a crime” in English. It is often used to describe the situation where someone is caught red-handed while they are engaged in illegal or illicit activity. This term is commonly associated with criminal law and can refer to situations where someone is caught in the act of committing a crime, such as theft, burglary, or adultery, which might be considered illegal in some jurisdictions. It is used to describe a situation where there is clear and direct evidence of the wrongdoing at the moment it is happening.

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