Meaning of “carnal knowledge” in the English Dictionary


"carnal knowledge" in English

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carnal knowledgenoun [ U ]

uk /ˌkɑː.nəl ˈnɒl.ɪdʒ/ us /ˌkɑːr.nəl ˈnɑː.lɪdʒ/ formal


Examples from literature

  • Carnal knowledge with mother, sister, daughter, or grand-daughter, is a misdemeanour, provided the relationship is known. 

(Definition of “carnal knowledge” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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