sexual intercourse between a male and female in which there is at least some slight penetration of the woman's vagina by the man's penis. It is legally significant in that it is a necessary legal characteristic or element of rape, child molestation, or consensual sexual relations with a girl below the age of consent ("statutory rape"). Age of consent varies from 14 to 18, depending upon the state.
Austin Capps "Carnal Knowledge"
by Alphabet12345 February 07, 2011
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The euphamish the federal government uses for sex. Doesn't make sense unless you know what "carnal knowledge" is. Otherwise it seems like the government is defining rape as knowing something about females.
"Rape is the carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will."
by Kevin December 10, 2005
Carnal Knowledge is a Mike Niclols movie which in the 70s cause a huge amount of controversy as it examined social,and sexual morality and the changes at the time. But if you ever in the most fleeting moment ever doubt that Ann-Margret can act you can forever put that to rest by watching this movie she is amazingly raw and unflinching as Bobbie
I rented Carnal Knowledge from greencine and to be honest its a very well made movie..you can't miss the star power of Ann-Margret..great classic movie..
by DaynaS February 28, 2008
Knowledge of sex etc. from a young age.
you went on a date when u were 12? thats carnal knowledge
by Matt March 11, 2004
An act of sexual intercourse with a member of the opposite sex, not a spouse, who has not attained the age of sixteen years.
My third grade teacher was hot dude... she had sex with me after class one day, which I come to find out qualifies as carnal knowledge.
by Pacitosan August 29, 2007