What is SODOMY?

In criminal law. The crime of unnatural sexual connection; so named from its prevalence in Sodom. See Genesis, xix. This term is often defined in statutes and judicial decisions as meaning “the crime against nature,” the “crimen iniwminatum,” or as carnal copulation, against the order of nature, by man with man, or, in the same unnatural manner, with woman or with a beast. See Cr. Code Ga.

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