crime against nature

Definition of "crime against nature"
  1. An outdated term for sexual acts considered abnormal or deviant, ranging from bestiality to necrophilia, which some states may still classify as illegal, although consensual acts are protected under a 2003 decision
How to use "crime against nature" in a sentence
  1. The old law book referred to certain acts as a crime against nature.
  2. Few states continue to enforce crime against nature statutes, reflecting changing societal norms.
  3. Any law categorizing consensual acts with adults as a crime against nature is unconstitutional.

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