Pederasty

Ped"er*as`ty

(?), n. [Gr. paiderasti`a: cf. F. pdrastie.] Sexual activity between two males; sodomy; the "crime against nature"; -- used especially when one partner is a boy. The term "crime against nature" to refer to homosexual activity is now (2002) seldom used except by religious conservatives. It was in the 1913 Webster, and is left here for historical purposes.
[1913 Webster + PJC]

 

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