Definition of INCEST


INCEST

The carnal copulation of a man and a woman related to
each other in any of the degrees within which marriage is
prohibited by law. Vide Marriage. It is punished by fine and
imprisonment, under the laws of the respective states., Vide 1
Smith s Laws of Pennsylv. 26; Dane s Ab. Index, h. t.; Dig. 23,
2, 68; 6 Conn. R. 446; Penal Laws of China, B. 1, s. 2, 10;
Sw. part 2 17, p. 103.

Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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