criminal conversation


criminal conversation
criminal con·ver·sa·tion n: the tort of committing adultery with another's spouse compare alienation of affections
◇ This tort is no longer recognized in most jurisdictions.

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

criminal conversation
n. In tort law, having sexual relations with another person's spouse, especially the act of a man having sexual intercourse with another man's wife. This tort has been abolished in most states.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


criminal conversation
A tort (See tort law) under common law that involves the seduction of another person's spouse.

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


criminal conversation
A tort under common law that involves the seduction of another person's spouse.

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

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  • criminal conversation —    obsolete    adultery    Usually committed by the woman, in whom it was thought more reprehensible, and abbreviated to crim con in legal jargon:     In 1837, Mrs Charlotte Travanion née Brereton, of Cornwall, was accused of having criminal… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • criminal conversation — Sexual intercourse of an outsider with husband or wife, or a breaking down of the covenant of fidelity. Tort action based on adultery, considered in its aspect of a civil injury to the husband or wife entitling him or her to damages; the tort of… …   Black's law dictionary

  • criminal conversation — Sexual intercourse of an outsider with husband or wife, or a breaking down of the covenant of fidelity. Tort action based on adultery, considered in its aspect of a civil injury to the husband or wife entitling him or her to damages; the tort of… …   Black's law dictionary

  • criminal conversation — noun Date: 1732 adultery considered as a tort …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • criminal conversation — Civil Law. adultery. Abbr.: crim. con. [1760 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • criminal conversation — adultery, consensual sex between a married person and someone other than his/her spouse (Law) …   English contemporary dictionary


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