Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    Burning; raging; in course of perpetration, as a crime.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Lat. Burning; raging; in actual perpetration.
    —Flagrans hellnm. A war actually going on.
    —Flagrans crimen. In Roman law. A fresh or recent crime. This term designated a crime in the very act of its commission, or while it was of recent occurrence
    —Flagrante hello. During an actual state of war.
    —Flagrante delicto. In the very act of committing the crime. 4 Bl. Comm. 307.