incest

(redirected from Overt incest)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.
?Note: This page may contain content that is offensive or inappropriate for some readers.

incest

 [in´sest]
sexual activity between persons so closely related that marriage between them is legally or culturally prohibited.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005