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A.Word.A.Day--flagrante delicto(fluh-GRAN-tee di-LIK-to)
adverb In the very act of committing the offense; red-handed.
[From Medieval Latin, literally, while the crime is blazing.]
"Mr. Big, the dung beetle, for instance, regularly patrols his tunnel
to check on Mrs. Big, and if he catches her in flagrante delicto, he
throws the interloper out."
This week's theme: Terms from Latin
If moral behavior were simply following rules, we could program a computer to be moral. -Samuel P. Ginder, US navy captain