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incest

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From Latin incestus.

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incest (uncountable)

  1. Sexual relations between close relatives, especially immediate family members and first cousins, usually considered taboo; in many jurisdictions, close relatives are not allowed to marry, and incest is a crime.
    Genetic problems caused by incest are thought to have plagued many royal families in the Middle Ages.
    • 2005, George R. R. Martin, A Feast for Crows: A Song of Ice and Fire, page 225:
      He was only Craster's whelp, an abomination born of incest, not the son of the King-beyond-the-Wall.

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incest (third-person singular simple present incests, present participle incesting, simple past and past participle incested)

  1. To engage in sexual intercourse with a relative.

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ǐntsest/
  • Hyphenation: in‧cest

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ìncest m (Cyrillic spelling ѝнцест)

  1. incest

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