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pros·ti·tu·tion

 (prŏs′tĭ-to͞o′shən, -tyo͞o′-)
n.
1.
a. The practice of engaging in sex acts in exchange for money.
b. The criminal offense of engaging in or offering to engage in sex in exchange for money.
2. The practice of offering oneself or using one's talents for an unworthy purpose, especially for personal gain.

pros•ti•tu•tion

(ˌprɒs tɪˈtu ʃən, -ˈtyu-)

n.
1. the act or practice of engaging in sexual intercourse for money.
2. base or unworthy use, as of talent or ability.
[1545–55; < Late Latin prōstitūtiō. See prostitute, -tion]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prostitution - offering sexual intercourse for payprostitution - offering sexual intercourse for pay
vice crime - a vice that is illegal

prostitution

noun harlotry, the game (slang), vice, the oldest profession, whoredom, streetwalking, harlot's trade, Mrs. Warren's profession She eventually drifted into prostitution.
Translations
بَغاء، دَعارَه، عَهارَه
prostituce
prostitution
prostituutio
वेश्यावृत्ति
prostitúció
vændi
切り売り主義売春淫売買春
prostitúcia
umalaya
orospuluk

prostitution

[ˌprɒstɪˈtjuːʃən] N (lit, fig) → prostitución f

prostitution

[ˌprɒstɪˈtjuːʃən] nprostitution f

prostitution

n (lit, fig)Prostitution f; (of one’s talents, honour, ideals)Verkaufen nt

prostitution

[ˌprɒstɪˈtjuːʃn] nprostituzione f

prostitute

(ˈprostitjuːt) noun
a person who has sexual intercourse for payment.
ˌprostiˈtution noun

prostitution

n. prostitución.
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Policing Sexuality traces the enforcement of a single law, the White-Slave Traffic Act, or Mann Act, which is still in effect today, from its original passage in 1910.
rushed the United States White-Slave Traffic Act (now known as the Mann Act) through Congress.
Specifically, I analyze the intertwined histories of two federal statutory provisions that created explicit legal categories of illicit sex: the "immoral purpose" provisions of the Immigration Act of 1907 and the White-Slave Traffic Act of 1910 (also known as the Mann Act).