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Definition of "carnal knowledge" [carnal knowledge]

  • Sexual intercourse. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "carnal knowledge" in a sentence
  • "Xaca being born of a queen, who never had the carnal knowledge of man, retired into the deserts of Siam, and there underwent severe penances, to expiate the sins of men: that coming out of his wilderness, he assembled some disciples, and preached an heavenly doctrine in divers countries."
  • "So he arose and lay with her, which when the young men aforesaid saw, they ran upon them and seized them,149 saying, “We will not let you go, for ye are adulterers, and except we have carnal knowledge of the woman, we will report you to the police.”"