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sodomy

 [sod´ah-me]
1. anal intercourse.
2. old term for any form of homosexuality; sometimes extended to mean any of numerous paraphilias.

sod·o·my

(sod'ŏm-ē),
A term denoting a number of sexual practices variously proscribed by law, especially bestiality, oral-genital contact, and anal intercourse.
Synonym(s): buggery
[see sodomist]

sodomy

/sod·o·my/ (sod´ah-me)
1. anal intercourse.
2. old term for any form of homosexuality, or sometimes any of numerous paraphilias.

sodomy

[sod′əmē]
Etymology: Sodom, biblical city in ancient Palestine
1 anal intercourse.
2 intercourse with an animal.
3 a vague term for "unnatural" sexual intercourse. -sodomize, v.

sodomy

Anal sex or other non-penovaginal copulation-like acts, especially between male humans or between a human and an animal.

sodomy

Sexology
1. Anal intercourse, see there, buggery.
2. A term variously applied to zoophilia, to orogenital or anogenital contact between humans, especially ♂. Cf Paraphilia.

sod·o·my

(sod'ŏm-ē)
A term denoting any one of a number of sexual practices variously considered abnormal or deviant by particular cultures, such as bestiality, oral-genital contact, and anal intercourse.
See also: sodomist

sodomy

1. Anal copulation with a male.
2. Anal or oral copulation with a woman.
3. Copulation with an animal. Also known as buggery.
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He led an opposition alliance to historic gains against the long-ruling Barisan Nasional coalition in 2008 polls, and the new sodomy accusation emerged shortly afterwards.
Conviction for sodomy can be based on a confession by the accused if he repeats it in four different court sessions, the testimony of four "just persons," or the judge's intuition.
The case is the second time that Anwar has been accused of sodomy.
Sodomy had reached criminal status in the thirteenth century and soon thereafter became punishable by death in Castile, where the Inquisition was denied jurisdiction over sodomy because it was considered a sin, but not quite a literal heresy.
Following are the colonies and countries that retain versions of this British sodomy law.
Taking these two influences together, military justice practitioners should relegate Article 125 to consensual, adult sodomy which is prejudicial to good order and discipline, and let the new Article 120 do the heavy lifting on forcible or underage sex crimes.
While the appellate case centered on the CAAF's rejection of a charge of abuse of discretion in the trial court's denial of new trial, the defendant in Johnson was not prosecuted for same-sex sodomy in a case where the court found a "lesbian relationship.
As this Comment explains and defines history through the evolving legal debate over the scope and purpose of America's sodomy laws, it scrutinizes and explains this evolution through major works in the field of historiography, namely the writings of Martin Flaherty, Raymond Martin, Peter Novick, and Hayden White.
Let us make it obligatory for homosexuals to have their backsides tattooed with the slogan, SODOMY CAN SERIOUSLY DAMAGE YOUR HEALTH and their chins with FELLATIO KILLS.
The dominant and submissive roles acted out during sex very often matched the social status of the two individuals involved: thus employers sodomized employees, and the wealthy sodomized the poor; in fact, sodomy sent such strong messages about domination and submission that it became a metaphor for political and social interactions.
We are used to learning about the history of the text of the Old and New Testaments from modern Bible scholars; about the nature of human sexuality from psychologists and anthropologists; about the history of laws and proscriptions against various kinds of sexual behavior such as adultery, homosexuality, sodomy, incest, and rape from legal scholars or older-fashioned Bible scholars.
For the following five years ending in August, Joseph Gary Torres, 46, gradually increased their contact until sodomy and oral copulation were common, she testified during the first day of Torres' preliminary hearing.