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Crim. Law. This phrase is used to signify a sexual connexion; as rape is the carnal knowledge of a woman, etc.
Pleadings. This is a technical phrase essential in an indictment to charge the defendant with the crime of rape; no other word or circumlocution will answer the same purpose as these words. It has been doubted whether these words were indispensible, but it would be unsafe to omit them.