lewd and lascivious

lewd and lascivious

adj., adv. references to conduct which includes people living together who are known not to be married, entertainment which aims at arousing the libido or primarily sexual sensation, open solicitation for prostitution, or indecent exposure of genitalia (which is itself a crime). Due to the tendency of judges to be overly careful in writing about moral and/or sexual matters the definitions have been cloaked in old-fashioned modesty. Today the term usually applies to pornography, prostitution, and indecent acts. (See: pornography, prostitution, indecent exposure)

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1970: Jim Morrison's trial for "lewd and lascivious behaviour" during a performance began in Miami.
The lawsuit had accused Spacey, 59, of "explicit sexual behaviour and lewd and lascivious conduct".
Police said while Smith was arrested for "disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and misdemeanor bail jumping," her son was arrested for "lewd and lascivious behavior, disorderly conduct and retail theft." The dog, on the other hand, was caught in the store by the officers and taken to the Humane Association.
Diego Berrio, 39, who served a little more than two years as pastor of Mision San Diego on Wilke Road, paid $453 in court costs after entering the no-contest plea on a charge of lewd and lascivious behavior, Miami-Dade County court records show.
He admitted six counts of sexual battery and lewd and lascivious behaviour and got four years.
the legislature created a lewd and lascivious battery classified as a first degree felony if the defendant was 18 years of age or older at the time of the crime and had a prior conviction for an enumerated crime.
He was previously convicted on charges of engaging in lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14 years of age.
The Puritans, it turns out, banned dancing for fear that it would lead to lewd and lascivious behaviour - and judging by the number of couples who've paired off on Strictly, they probably had a very good point.
Tucker called the paper after the original article appeared and said he had a tape recording of Kropp admitting her entire story of his lewd and lascivious behavior was a fabrication, made up originally to hurt Tucker's chances of re-election in 2011.
McLean was charged in San Diego Superior Court in January 2005 with 17 counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14.
The judge ruled for the Post Office in March 1956, and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals agreed in February 1957, calling ONE "morally depraving and debasing" and saying that the magazine "has a primary purpose of exciting lust, lewd and lascivious thoughts and sensual desires in the minds of persons reading it."