In Flagrante Delicto Law and Legal Definition

In flagrante delicto is a Latin phrase which means “in the very act of committing an offense.” The term in flagrante delicto is used to indicate that a criminal has been caught in the act of committing an offense. The Latin term is sometimes used colloquially as a euphemism for a couple being caught in the act of sexual intercourse. The colloquial "caught red-handed" or "caught rapid" are English equivalents of this Latin phrase.