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Definition of "paederasty" [paederasty]

  • Sexual relations between a man and a boy (usually anal intercourse with the boy as a passive partner) (noun)

WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.

Use "paederasty" in a sentence
  • "Greek paederasty is explained by gender inferiority but then accounted for by the "peculiar nature" of the Greeks."
  • "It was probably at this comparatively late period that certain foreign customs of a sadly lowering character were adopted by this plastic and impressible people, who learnt the vice of paederasty from the Greeks, and adopted from the"
  • "Eric Clarke largely passes over Shelley's essay; he notes that Shelley could not get over an incongruity between Greek paederasty and Greek philosophy as thus he "postulated wet daydreams as the true source" behind homoeroticism (127)."