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a·dul·ter·y

 (ə-dŭl′tə-rē, -trē)
n. pl. a·dul·ter·ies
Consensual sexual intercourse between a married person and a person other than the spouse.

[Middle English, from Old French adultere, from Latin adulterium, from adulter, adulterer; see adulterate.]

adultery

(əˈdʌltərɪ)
n, pl -teries
(Law) voluntary sexual intercourse between a married man or woman and a partner other than the legal spouse
[C15: adulterie, altered (as if directly from Latin adulterium) from C14 avoutrie, via Old French from Latin adulterium, from adulter, back formation from adulterāre. See adulterate]

a•dul•ter•y

(əˈdʌl tə ri)

n., pl. -ter•ies.
voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and someone other than his or her lawful spouse.
[1325–75; Middle English a(d)vouterie < Old French avoutrie < Latin adulterium=adulter (adulterāre adulterate) + -ium -ium1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adultery - extramarital sex that willfully and maliciously interferes with marriage relationsadultery - extramarital sex that willfully and maliciously interferes with marriage relations; "adultery is often cited as grounds for divorce"
extramarital sex, free love - sexual intercourse between individuals who are not married to one another

adultery

noun unfaithfulness, infidelity, cheating (informal), fornication, playing the field (slang), extramarital sex, playing away from home (slang), illicit sex, unchastity, extramarital relations, extracurricular sex (informal), extramarital congress, having an affair or a fling She is going to divorce him on the grounds of adultery.
fidelity, chastity, faithfulness
Quotations
"It is not marriage but a mockery of it, a merging that mixes love and dread together like jackstraws" [Alexander Theroux An Adultery]
"Adultery is the application of democracy to love" [H.L. Mencken]
"The first breath of adultery is the freest; after it, constraints aping marriage develop" [John Updike Couples]
Translations
زِنَى
cizoložství
ægteskabsbrudutroskab
preljub
házasságtörés
framhjáhald, hjúskaparbrot
svetimavimas
cudzoložstvo
hor

adultery

[əˈdʌltərɪ] Nadulterio m

adultery

[əˈdʌltəri] nadultère m
to commit adultery → commettre l'adultère

adultery

nEhebruch m; to commit adulteryEhebruch begehen; because of his adultery with three actressesweil er mit drei Schauspielerinnen Ehebruch begangen hatte

adultery

[əˈdʌltərɪ] nadulterio

adultery

(əˈdaltəri) noun
sexual intercourse between a husband and a woman who is not his wife or between a wife and a man who is not her husband.

adultery

n. adulterio.
References in classic literature ?
As if, when the marriage institution is abolished, concubinage, adultery, and incest, must not necessarily abound; when all the rights of humanity are annihilated, any barrier remains to protect the victim from the fury of the spoiler; when absolute power is assumed over life and liberty, it will not be wielded with destruc- tive sway
For gif adultery, sacrilege, oppression, barbarous cruelty, and theft heaped upon theft, deserve hell, the great King of Carrick can no more escape hell for ever, than the imprudent Abbot escaped the fire for a season as follows.
Several also would have shocked a delicate instinct by an appearance of artificialness indicating that there had been such commixture, and, as it were, adultery, of various vegetable species, that the production was no longer of God's making, but the monstrous offspring of man's depraved fancy, glowing with only an evil mockery of beauty.
Adultery is a prying into the pleasures of others--Ohé
The chief was at this time rather notorious from having lately hung one of his wives and a slave for adultery.
No one will be less likely to commit adultery, or to dishonour his father and mother, or to fall in his religious duties?
But the position of a man pursuing a married woman, and, regardless of everything, staking his life on drawing her into adultery, has something fine and grand about it, and can never be ridiculous; and so it was with a proud and gay smile under his mustaches that he lowered the opera glass and looked at his cousin.
BEIRUT - Al-Qaeda-linked militants have publicly executed a woman accused of adultery in northwestern Syria, a monitoring group said Wednesday.
In a statement released on Saturday, the ADJD also denied claims that such a plan was meant to reduce legal penalties on those who commit adultery, adding that the penal code does not list marriage as one of the alternatives to jail time in cases of adultery.
The judge said that if Sharia law be enforced in this case, then the 10-year-old child would also be given 100 lashes for adultery.
As is common with Coelho novels there is a deeper meaning to his stories and it is important to understand this when picking up one of his novels, especially Adultery, as I do not think the name does it justice -- the book is about so much more than that.
Article 179 Former public in 1361 with the enactment of the Penal Code of 1370 relating to the cause of reviving it is not But the new sanctions law in Article 132 of this problem was predicted: "Whenever a man sees his wife had committed adultery with a male stranger and be aware of subservient women at the same time it can kill them.