|n.||1.||The act or process of penetrating, piercing, or entering; also, the act of mentally penetrating into, or comprehending, anything difficult.|
And to each in ward part,
With gentle penetration, though unseen,
Shoots invisible virtue even to the deep.
|2.||Acuteness; insight; sharp discoverment; sagacity; |
|Noun||1.||penetration - an attack that penetrates into enemy territory|
|2.||penetration - clear or deep perception of a situation|
|3.||penetration - the act of entering into or through something; "the penetration of upper management by women"|
|4.||penetration - the ability to make way into or through something; "the greater penetration of the new projectiles will result in greater injuries"|
|5.||penetration - the depth to which something penetrates (especially the depth reached by a projectile that hits a target)|
|6.||penetration - the act (by a man) of inserting his penis into the vagina of a woman|
PENETRATION, crimes. The act of inserting the penis into the female organs
of generation. 9 Car. & Pa 118; S. C. 38 E. C. L. R. 63. See 8 Car. & Payne,
614; 34 E. C. L. R. 562; 5 C. & P. 321; S. C. 24 E, C. L. R. 339; 9 C. & P.
31 Id. 752; 38 E. C. L. R. 320. But in order to commit the crime of rape, it
is requisite that the penetration should be such as to rupture the hymen. 5
C. & P. 321.
2. This has been denied to be sufficient to constitute a rape without emission. (q.v.) Bee, on this subject, 12 Co. 37; Hawk. bk 1, c. 41, s. 3; 1 Hale, P. C. 628; 1 East, P. C. 437, 8; Russ & Ry. C. C. 519; 6 C. & P. 351; 5 C. & P. 297, 321; S. C. 24 E. C. L. R. 339; 1 Chit. Med. Jur. 386 to 395; 1 Virg. Cas. 307; 4 Mood. Cr. Cas. 142, 337; 4 Car. & P. 249; 1 Par. & Fonb. 433; 2 Mood. & M. C. N. P. 122; 1 Russ. C. & M 560; 1 East, P. C. 437.