buggery


buggery
index sodomy

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


buggery
n.
Anal intercourse; sometimes includes bestiality. See also sodomy

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


buggery
the insertion of the male member into the anus of another person or animal (or an animal's vagina) and an offence in English law. There is a defence in the UK if the parties were consenting male adults over the age of 21 and the act was committed in private, but European human rights law has now extended that to 'group sex'. For Scotland, See sodomy and bestiality.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


buggery
n. Anal sex with another person or with an animal.
See also bestiality, sodomy.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


buggery
The criminal offense of anal or oral copulation by penetration of the male organ into the anus or mouth of another person of either sex or copulation between members of either sex with an animal.

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


buggery
The criminal offense of anal or oral copulation by penetration of the male organ into the anus or mouth of another person of either sex or copulation between members of either sex with an animal.

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

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  • Buggery — Bug ger*y, n. [OF. bougrerie, bogrerie, heresy. See {Bugger}.] Unnatural sexual intercourse; sodomy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • buggery — (n.) mid 14c., heresy, later unnatural intercourse with man or beast, carnalis copula contra Naturam, & hoc vel per confusionem Specierum . See BUGGER (Cf. bugger) …   Etymology dictionary

  • buggery — ► NOUN ▪ anal intercourse …   English terms dictionary

  • buggery — [bug′ər′ē] n. SODOMY …   English World dictionary

  • Buggery — The English term buggery is very close in meaning to the term sodomy, and is often used interchangeably in law and popular speech. It is also a specific criminal offence under the English common law.In lawUnder most common law legal systems, the… …   Wikipedia

  • buggery — /ˈbʌgəri / (say buguhree) noun 1. (taboo) anal intercourse with a human or with an animal; the practice of sodomy or bestiality. –phrase Colloquial 2. as (all) buggery, (an intensifier): hot as buggery. 3. go to buggery …   Australian English dictionary

  • buggery* —   Used in several abusive expressions for emph.    ♣ Will I buggery! I won t.    ♣ Go to buggery, Go away.    ♣ It s all to buggery, It is spoiled or confused …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • buggery — noun a) Anal sex. Whosoever shall be convicted of the abominable crime of buggery shall be liable at the discretion of the court to be kept in penal servitude for life or for any term not less than ten years. b) Any sexual act deemed against… …   Wiktionary

  • buggery — Adj. Used as an intensifier in denials such as  did I buggery!  or  like buggery she did …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • buggery — n 1. anal intercourse. The word is still, in Britain, the official designation of the act in legal terminology. 2. British oblivion, destruction, ruin. The word usually appears in phrases such as all to buggery …   Contemporary slang


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