flagrante delicto

Definition of "flagrante delicto"
  1. Caught while engaging in a wrongful action
How to use "flagrante delicto" in a sentence
  1. The police arrived on the scene and caught the thief flagrante delicto, so there was no doubt about his guilt.
  2. The store owner caught the shoplifter flagrante delicto, making it clear that he was stealing.
  3. Detectives successfully caught the drug dealer flagrante delicto during their investigation.

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