ing or finger
ing. Usually means any fingertip contact
with an everyday item (a keyboard
, tools, etc.).
Contrectation may also refer more specifically to the contact during foreplay
. In a more unpleasant sexual sense it may mean any caress
given in a furtive
or unwelcome manner.
This is also used as a legal term, signifying the ability to be handled
and subsequently removed. Contrectation is a prerequisite for larceny
. If a piece of property
is incapable of contrectation (such as a house, a swimming pool, a plot of land), there can have been no larceny of the item.
. To touch, to dwell
on, or, interestingly, to defile
David Grambs' The Endangered English Dictionary