|n.||1.||The act of deflouring; |
|2.||That which is chosen as the flower or choicest part; careful culling or selection.|
|Noun||1.||defloration - an act that despoils the innocence or beauty of something|
|2.||defloration - the act of depriving a woman of her virginity (especially by rupturing the hymen through sexual intercourse)|
DEFLORATION. The act by which a woman is deprived of her virginity.
2. When this is done unlawfully, and against her will, it bears the name of rape, (q.v.) when she consents, it is fornication. (q.v.)