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pedophilia

 [pe″do-fil´e-ah]
a paraphilia in which an adult desires or engages in sexual relations with a child; it may be either homosexual or heterosexual in nature. adj., adj pedophil´ic.

pe·do·phil·i·a

(pē'dō-fil'ē-ă),
In psychiatry, an abnormal attraction to children by an adult for sexual purposes.
[G. pais, child, + philos, fond]

pedophilia

/pe·do·phil·ia/ (-fil´e-ah) a paraphilia in which an adult has recurrent, intense sexual urges or sexually arousing fantasies of engaging or repeatedly engages in sexual activity with a prepubertal child.pedophil´ic

pedophilia

(pĕd′ə-fĭl′ē-ə, pē′də-)
n.
The deriving of sexual gratification from sexual fantasies or acts involving a child.

ped′o·phil′i·ac (-ăk) adj. & n.

pedophilia

[ped′əfil′ē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, pais, child, philein, to love
1 an abnormal interest in children.
2 (in psychiatry) a psychosexual disorder in which the fantasy or act of engaging in sexual activity with prepubertal children is the preferred or exclusive means of achieving sexual excitement and gratification. It may be heterosexual or homosexual. Also spelled paedophilia. Also called pederosis. See also paraphilia. pedophilic, adj.

pedophilia

(1) Paedophilia, see there.
(2) Sexual arousal with feet; formally, partialism; popularly, foot fetishism.

pedophilia

Psychiatry A paraphilia involving heterosexual or homosexual activity or intercourse between adults with children, especially prepubertal. See Child abuse, Ephebophilia, Incest, Nepiophilia, Pederasty, Sex tourism. Cf Gerontophilia.

pe·do·phil·i·a

(pē'dō-fil'ē-ă)
An abnormal sexual attraction to children in an adult.
Synonym(s): paedophilia.
[G. pais, child, + philos, fond]

Pedophilia

Sex or sexual activity with children who have not reached puberty.
Mentioned in: Sexual Perversions
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We will not be taken care of in our retirement as even some pedophiliac priests and their implicated bishops have been.
At this time of pedophiliac and paraphiliac scandal within the Catholic Church [G&LR, July-Aug.
Nowadays, this might be regarded as an invitation to introducing one to crack or suggesting pedophiliac intentions.
On his Web site and during numerous TV interviews, Kedys was accusing Furmanavicius, Usas, and a man only named as Aidas, of participating in pedophiliac orgies with his daughter and the then seven-year-old daughter of Stankunaite's sister Naruseviciene.
The sudden melting away of the number of priests and nuns and religious aspirants in the 1960s may have been the result of clergy and of religious "inclined to the fashion of the world as it goeth now"--perhaps the mainspring of the pedophiliac and homosexual scandals of priests that were revealed recently.
Nor does the more disturbing but equally obvious suggestion of pedophiliac tendencies do justice to the full panoply of Bartlett's motives, though it would be a shame to ignore the invitation for a kinky fantasy or two about the actual sculpting of the hidden fine points of their design--a fantasy reinforced by the strong scent of arrested adolescence that hangs in the air around his gang of kids.
Kedys was accusing Furmanavicius, Usas, and a man only named as Aidas of participating in pedophiliac orgies with his daughter and the then seven-year-old daughter of Stankunaite's sister, Naruseviciene.
More disturbing still was his brief mention of NAMBLA [North American Man-Boy Love Association], an organization of pedophiliacs whose motto is "Sex before eight or else it's too late.