Incest Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Incest.

Incest (noun)

Incest is the act of being romantically or sexually involved with someone who is a very close relative, either by blood or family structure, such as between brother and sister, grandparents and grandchildren, or aunts and uncles. This behavior is considered a crime in many jurisdictions, including many states in the US, and is punishable by law, regardless of whether or not it is consensual.