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incest

 [in´sest]
sexual activity between persons so closely related that marriage between them is legally or culturally prohibited.

in·cest

(in'sest),
1. Sexual relations between people closely related by blood, especially between parent and child, brother and sister.
2. The crime of sexual relations between persons related by blood, where such cohabitation is prohibited by law.
[L. incestus, unchaste, fr. in-, not, + castus, chaste]

incest

/in·cest/ (in´sest″) sexual activity between persons so closely related that marriage between them is legally or culturally prohibited.

incest

[in′sest]
Etymology: L, incestum, defiled
sexual intercourse between persons too closely related to marry legally. incestuous, adj.

incest

Vox populi Sexual intercourse among close kin–eg, brother/sister, parent/offspring, first cousins, based on genealogic or totemic descent, or by reason of marriage or adoption; incest is illegal in most societies. See Conguinity.

in·cest

(in'sest)
1. Sexual relations between people closely related by blood, especially between parents and their children, and between sibs.
2. The crime of sexual relations between people related by blood, where such cohabitation is prohibited by law.
[L. incestus, unchaste, fr. in-, not, + castus, chaste]

incest

Sexual intercourse between close blood relatives, especially between brothers and sisters, fathers and daughters, or mothers and sons. The ‘prohibited degrees’ vary in extent in different legal systems. There is a strong social taboo against incest now thought to be based on social and psychological, rather than genetic, factors.
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The occult context alters the significance of Dianthe's second death (after her first "seeming" death resulting from the train accident), and the "ever-riving faculty" that maintains her after natural death not only provides the alternative physical circumstances by which Dianthe cannot die, it also provides the thematic context within which Dianthe as the violator of double sibling incest need not die in order to bring about the moral resolution of the incest theme.
7) If Dianthe's death and the change in venue from America to Africa are read as the turning away from sibling incest, it is more difficult to reconcile this rejection with the uncanny duplication of Dianthe in the figure of Candace and what must be understood as Reuel's persistently incestuous attraction to his sister's form.
Yet taken within the context the novel's theme of revising Western cultural genealogy, the suggestion of a vague incest desire in Reuel and Candace's relationship can be read as an oblique reference to the ancient North African practices of sibling incest that have challenged theories of a universal incest taboo and that undermine the notion of the taboo as a "litmus test of culture.
Disturbing child-abduction angle (to which the neighbors are wise, leaving hapless Celia in danger of being institutionalized) and hints of sibling incest between Celia and Marco (which are simply dropped as pic progresses) lend pic's first third a queasy undertow, heightened by its mild-mannered presentation.
Penelope Ann Miller plays Letourneau, who was reared in a stringently conservative family and, the film suggests, willingly submitted to sibling incest in her teens.
I'm just pleased that the sibling incest scandal is finally coming to an end.
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It was essentially an idealized sibling incest, and there is some reason to believe that Byron's incestuous relation with his sister, Augusta, was really a cover-up for a homosexual relationship, incest being more palatable than homosexuality at the time.