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Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

The criminal offense of unnatural copulation between men.

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

The criminal offense of unnatural copulation between men.

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  • Pederasty — Ped er*as ty, n. [Gr. paiderasti a: cf. F. p[ e]d[ e]rastie.] The crime against nature; sodomy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pederasty — sodomy with a boy, c.1600, from Mod.L. pæderastia, from Gk. paiderastia love of boys, from paiderastes pederast, from pais (gen. paidos) child, boy (see PEDO (Cf. pedo )) + erastes lover, from erasthai to love …   Etymology dictionary

  • pederasty — ► NOUN ▪ sexual intercourse between a man and a boy. DERIVATIVES pederast noun pederastic adjective. ORIGIN Greek paiderastia, from pais boy + erast s lover …   English terms dictionary

  • pederasty — [ped′ər as΄tē] n. [ModL paederastia < Gr paiderastia < paiderastēs, lover of boys < pais (gen. paidos), boy (see PEDO 1) + eran, to love] sodomy between male persons, esp. as practiced by a man with a boy …   English World dictionary

  • Pederasty — Not to be confused with Pedophilia. Pederasty or paederasty (  /ˈpɛ …   Wikipedia

  • Pederasty in ancient Greece — Pederastic courtship scene Athenian black figure amphora, 5th c. BC, Painter of Cambridge; Object currently in the collection of the Staatliche Antikensammlungen und Glyptothek, Munich, Germany. The bearded man is depicted in a traditional… …   Wikipedia

  • Pederasty in the Middle East and Central Asia — For a generalized discussion of relations between men and boys see main article: Pederasty The practice of pederasty in the Middle East seems to have begun, according to surviving records, sometime during the 800s and ended, at least as an open… …   Wikipedia

  • Pederasty in the Renaissance — The Renaissance was a period that saw a rediscovery or renewed interest in the philosophy and art of the Classical period. It also saw a lot of oppression of homosexual and pederastic expressions of attraction by the Roman Catholic Church… …   Wikipedia

  • pederasty — noun see pederast …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pederasty — pederastic, adj. pederasticalsylly, adv. /ped euh ras tee, pee deuh /, n. sexual relations between two males, esp. when one of them is a minor. [1605 15; < NL pederastia < Gk paiderastía love of boys. See PEDERAST, Y3] * * * …   Universalium

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