(?; 135), a. [L. incestuosus: cf. F. incestueux.] 1. Guilty of incest; involving, or pertaining to, incest; as, an incestuous person or connection. Shak.
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Ere you reach to this incestuous love,
You must divine and human rights remove.

2. resembling incest; between people or groups so closely related as to make such activity improper or unethical; as, an incestuous coziness between the management of the company and its union; an incestuous relationship between the salesman and the purchasing manager.

-- In*cest"tu*ous*ly, adv. -- In*cest"tu*ous*ness, n.
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