carnal knowledge


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carnal knowledge

Knowledge of the flesh; to know someone sexually; an older poetic term for having engaged in sexual intercourse with a particular person.

carnal knowledge

Sexual intercourse.
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This would logically arise more in the carnal knowledge situation.
Ms Justice Laffoy told the High Court: "After the ruling, there is no offence of unlawful carnal knowledge of a girl under the age of 15 years.
Forcible rape--The carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will.
He said: "Rape is the carnal knowledge of a woman forcibly and against her will.
But the man, who cannot be named to protect the identity of his victim, denied having unlawful carnal knowledge with the underage girl.
Devlin also pleaded guilty to one further charge of having unlawful carnal knowledge, one of indecent assault and two of committing an act of gross indecency with the girl on dates between June 21 and June 27 last year.
Former UDR soldier Tony Miller hung his head in shame as he confessed to having unlawful carnal knowledge with the 13-year-old.
The 24-year-old man was jailed for one year after he admitted unlawful carnal knowledge of a girl just before her 14th birthday.
Norman McIntyre, 33, admitted having unlawful carnal knowledge with the girl last April.
I can't stand late-night shows like The Girlie Show, God's Gift and Carnal Knowledge," he says, "give me good, old-fashioned comedy any time.
He pleaded guilty to 19 sample counts of sexual assault and unlawful carnal knowledge of the girls from 1978 to 1987.