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incest

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈɪnsest/
sex that is illegal because it is between closely related people, for example a father and daughterSexual activity in generalPhysical and sexual assault and abductionFamily relations in general
Translations of “incest”
in Spanish incesto…
in Korean 근친상간…
in Arabic زِنا المَحارِم, سفاح القُربى…
in Portuguese incesto…
in Catalan incest…
in Japanese 近親相姦(かん)…
in Italian incesto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 亂倫…
in Russian кровосмешение…
in Turkish yakın akraba arasında cinsel ilişki/zina, ensest ilişki…
in Chinese (Simplified) 乱伦…
in Polish kazirodztwo…
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