Definition of Incests
1. incest [n] - See also: incest
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Incests
Literary usage of Incests
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Anatomy of Melancholy by Robert Burton, Arthur Richard Shilleto (1896)
"strong, void of fear of God or men, they frequently forswear themselves, spend, steal, commit incests, rapes, adulteries, murders, depopulate Towns, Cities, ..."
2. The Tusculan Questions of Marcus Tullius Cicero in Five Books by Marcus Tullius Cicero (1839)
"... and even incests, — to all which turpitudes it has impelled, — but though you pass them in silence, the perturbation of mind itself in this passion, ..."
3. Marriage with a Deceased Wife's Sister Prohibited by Holy Scripture by Edward Bouverie Pusey (1849)
"Those incestuous marriages could never knowingly be celebrated by the Church; second marriages were : the incests were condemned, as such, by the Church; ..."