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SODOMITE. One who his been guilty of sodomy. Formerly such offender was punished with great severity, and was deprived of the power of making a will.

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And, as countless commentators have pointed out, (19) the text is utterly devoid of reference to any of the more particular liberties that have been urged under the general concept: there is no mention anywhere in the Constitution of the trimesters of a pregnancy, the point of viability, contraceptive devices, sodomitic acts, assisted suicide, home- or private-schooling, or yellow dog contracts.
Further, the older soldiers in an army, deprived of female companionship, entered on occasion into sodomitic relationships, forcing young boys to do their will and reducing the passive partner to feminine gender; such practices might be continued when men returned from the battle-front.
1974) ("[E]vidence shows that while some women solicit each other for sodomitic acts, only men have been arrested for homosexual solicitation .
Section 131, citing man's being made in the image of God and adding "sexual orientation" to the list of banned so-called discriminations, comes perilously close to implying that God is the Author of sodomitic tendencies.
Hutcheson's "The Sodomitic Moor: Queerness in the Narrative of Reconquista" and Susan Schiaboff's "Sodomy's Mark: Alan of Lille, Jean de Meun, and the Medieval Theory of Authorship" contribute to our understanding of their respective subjects.
It's only a matter of time before the police arrive to arrest Wilde for sodomitic episodes that a long list of rent boys stand ready to confirm.