adj. denoting physical pleasure and sexual appetite. Anything that is related to the flesh or the body and, thus, is temporal and worldly. Carnal knowledge in legal terms, for instance, means sexual relations or intercourse.

CARNAL: "Legally defined, carnal knowledge means sexual relations between man and woman in which penetration and sexual intercourse do occur."
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