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OUTRAGE. A grave injury; a serious wrong. This is a generic word which is applied to everything, which is injurious, in great degree, to the honor or rights of another.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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All five charges of outraging public decency allege that the couple, from Broughton Astley, Leicestershire, engaged in sexual activity "against a tree" in an area of parkland in view of others.
The jury heard that both Mr and Mrs Wadsworth face five counts of outraging public indecency, with Mr Wadsworth also being tried on 10 counts of indecent assault and Mrs Wadsworth on 12 counts of indecent assault.
The pair were later charged with outraging public decency by having sex in a public place.
She faces charges of outraging public decency, assaulting a police officer and criminal damage.
Neither Harton, of Ottawa Road, Middlesbrough, or Sharpe, of Price Avenue, Middlesbrough, have not entered any pleas to the charge of outraging public decency.