open and gross lewdness

See open lewdness.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • gross lewdness in an open place — Not to be confounded with open and gross lewdness. The former has reference to the place where the act is committed, while the latter has not, but simply means lewdness which is not secret. Burroughs v Eastman, 88 Wis 180, 59 NW 580. See open and …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • open lewdness — At common law, acts of lewdness committed in public. Under statute, any lewdness not in secret, whether it be in the presence of one or several persons. 33 Am J1st Lewd etc. § 2. The phrase open and gross lewdness is not equivalent to the phrase… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • lewdness — index debauchery, obscenity, perversion, pornography, vice Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • lewdness — Gross and wanton indecency in sexual relations so notorious as to tend to corrupt community s morals. Hensley v. City of Norfolk, 218 N.E.2d 735, 740, 216 Va. 369. Licentiousness; that form of immorality which has relation to sexual impurity.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • lewdness — The unlawful indulgence of lust; sexual impurity; gross indecency with respect to the sexual relation. State v Rayburn, 170 Iowa 514, 153 NW 59. The common law offense of lewdness means open and public indecency, and in order to amount to an… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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