Carnal knowledge

Carnal knowledge
Carnal Car"nal, a. [L. carnalis, fr. caro, carnis, flesh; akin to Gr. ?, Skr. kravya; cf. F. charnel, Of. also carnel. Cf. {Charnel}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the body or its appetites; animal; fleshly; sensual; given to sensual indulgence; lustful; human or worldly as opposed to {spiritual}. [1913 Webster]

For ye are yet carnal. --1 Cor. iii. 3. [1913 Webster]

Not sunk in carnal pleasure. --Milton [1913 Webster]

Carnal desires after miracles. --Trench. [1913 Webster]

2. Flesh-devouring; cruel; ravenous; bloody. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

This carnal cur Preys on the issue of his mother's body. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Carnal knowledge}, sexual intercourse; -- used especially of an unlawful act on the part of the man. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • carnal knowledge — car·nal knowledge / kär nəl / n: an act of esp. illegal sexual intercourse whoever has carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will District of Columbia Code Annotated; also: the crime of committing such an act was charged with… …   Law dictionary

  • Carnal knowledge — is an archaic or legal euphemism for sexual intercourse. Though the term is still in use in some older statutes, the terms more likely to be used now are sexual intercourse or sexual penetration .EtymologyThe word carnal derives from latin… …   Wikipedia

  • Carnal Knowledge — Infobox Film | name =Carnal Knowledge caption =original movie poster 1971 director = Mike Nichols producer = Mike Nichols writer = Jules Feiffer starring =Jack Nicholson Candice Bergen Art Garfunkel Ann Margret music = cinematography = editing =… …   Wikipedia

  • carnal knowledge — noun the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man s penis is inserted into the woman s vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur • Syn: ↑sexual intercourse, ↑intercourse, ↑sex act, ↑copulation, ↑coitus, ↑coition,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • carnal knowledge — Sexual intercourse, Noble v State, 22 Ohio St 541, 545; synonymous with carnal abuse, according to some authority, State v Sebastian, 81 Conn 1, 69 A 1054; but distinguished from that term by other authority on the ground that while penetration… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Carnal Knowledge — Ce plaisir qu on dit charnel Ce plaisir qu on dit charnel est un film américain réalisé par Mike Nichols et sorti en 1971. Pour sa performance dans le film, Ann Margret avait décroché une nomination aux Oscars dans la catégorie Meilleure actrice… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • carnal knowledge — Chiefly Law. sexual intercourse. * * * …   Universalium

  • carnal knowledge — noun Sexual intercourse …   Wiktionary

  • carnal knowledge — Synonyms and related words: act of love, adultery, aphrodisia, ass, balling, climax, cohabitation, coition, coitus, coitus interruptus, commerce, congress, connection, copula, copulation, coupling, diddling, fornication, intercourse, intimacy,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • carnal knowledge — Meaning Euphemism for sexual intercourse. Origin …   Meaning and origin of phrases