incest
in·cest /'in-ˌsest/ n [Latin incestus sexual impurity, from incestus impure, from in- not + castus pure]: sexual intercourse between persons so closely related that they are forbidden by law to marry; also: the crime of engaging in such sexual intercourse

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

incest
n.
Sexual contact between people who are so closely related to one another by blood that they are prohibited by law from marrying.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


incest
unlawful heterosexual intercourse between members of the same family. Consent is not a defence if the parties were aware of their familial relationship, which relationship may be of full or half blood.
In Scots law, the carnal connection of persons related one to the other in the forbidden degrees.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


incest
Sexual contact between close blood relatives, including brothers and sisters, parents and children, grandparents and grandchildren, or aunts or uncles with nephews or nieces; 18 states also include copulation or cohabitation between first cousins in the definition of incest. Incest is a crime in all states, even if consensual by both parties.
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Divorce & Family Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


incest
The crime of sexual relations or marriage taking place between a male and female who are so closely linked by blood or affinity that such activity is prohibited by law.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


incest
The crime of sexual relations or marriage taking place between a male and female who are so closely linked by blood or affinity that such activity is prohibited by law.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

incest
n.
   sexual intercourse between close blood relatives, including brothers and sisters, parents and children, grandparents and grandchildren, or aunts or uncles with nephews or nieces. It is a crime in all states, even if consensual by both parties. However, it is often co-existent with sexual abuse since usually the younger person is a victim of the predatory sexual activities of an older relative. Recently, it has drawn more attention as people began talking about the "silent crime," which is often covered up by a wife fearful of losing a husband, or the memory has been suppressed by the youthful victims. One problem is that on the surface the family may appear to be "All-American" while abusive incest continues. In 18 states incest also includes copulation or cohabitation between first cousins, but the majority of jurisdictions permit marriage between such cousins. The rationale for prohibition of first cousin marriages is not so much moral as the fear of proliferation of mental or physical weakness due to the joining of recessive family genes carrying such weaknesses.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Incest — • Sexual intercourse between those who are related by blood or marriage Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Incest     Incest     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • incest — INCÉST, incesturi, s.n. Legătură sexuală, oprită de legile juridice şi morale, între părinţi şi copii sau între fraţi şi surori. – Din fr. inceste, lat. incestus. Trimis de valeriu, 21.07.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  incést s. n., pl. incésturi Trimis… …   Dicționar Român

  • Incest — In cest, n. [F. inceste, L. incestum unchastity, incest, fr. incestus unchaste; pref. in not + castus chaste. See {Chaste}.] The crime of cohabitation or sexual intercourse between persons related within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • incest — (n.) c.1200, the crime of sexual intercourse between near kindred, from O.Fr. inceste and directly from L. incestum unchastity, impious unchastity, also specifically sex between close relatives, noun use of neuter adjective incestus unchaste,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • incest — [in′sest΄] n. [ME < L incestum, moral sin, incest, neut. of incestus, unchaste < in , not + castus, chaste: see CASTE] 1. sexual intercourse between persons too closely related to marry legally 2. sexual molestation of a child or adolescent …   English World dictionary

  • incest — incest. См. кровосмешение. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • incest — incest. = consanguinity (см.). (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Incest — (v. lat. Incestus Blutschande), das Verbrechen, welches in der geschlechtlichen Vereinigung zwischen nahe verwandten Familiengliedern besteht. Es beruht auf einem sittlichen, sich deshalb auch bei allen Völkern findenden Gefühle, daß die… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Incest — Incest, lat. dtsch., Blutschande, s. d …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • ìncest — m 〈G mn ı̏ncēstā〉 spolni odnos s bližim srodnikom; rodoskvrnuće ✧ {{001f}}lat …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

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