Date Rape Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Date Rape, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Date Rape?

also termed acquaintance-rape, it refers to non-consensual sex between two socially acquainted individuals; but wherein the consent for sex has not been there. Legally there is no distinction between rape (committed by someone unknown) and date-rape, though the standard of proof required for later is harder to meet.