fornication


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for·ni·ca·tion

 (fôr′nĭ-kā′shən)
n.
Sexual intercourse between people who are not married to each other, especially when considered as a sin.

fornication

(ˌfɔːnɪˈkeɪʃən)
n
1. voluntary sexual intercourse outside marriage
2. (Law) law voluntary sexual intercourse between two persons of the opposite sex, where one is or both are unmarried
3. (Bible) Bible sexual immorality in general, esp adultery

for•ni•ca•tion

(ˌfɔr nɪˈkeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. voluntary sexual intercourse between two unmarried persons or two persons not married to each other.
2. (in the Bible)
a. adultery.
b. idolatry.
[1300–50; Middle English < Late Latin]
for•ni•ca•to•ry (ˈfɔr nɪ kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fornication - voluntary sexual intercourse between persons not married to each otherfornication - voluntary sexual intercourse between persons not married to each other
extramarital sex, free love - sexual intercourse between individuals who are not married to one another
2.fornication - extramarital sex that willfully and maliciously interferes with marriage relationsfornication - 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

fornication

noun
1. adultery, infidelity, unfaithfulness, extra-marital congress or relations or sex, living in sin, extra-curricular sex (informal), pre-marital congress or relations or sex Fornication is a crime in some American states.
Translations
زنى، مضاجعة غير الزوجَه أو الزوج
pohlavní styksmilnění
hor
paráználkodás
smilstvo

fornication

[ˌfɔːnɪˈkeɪʃən] N (frm) → fornicación f

fornication

[ˌfɔːrnɪˈkeɪʃən] nfornication f

fornication

nUnzucht f

fornication

[ˌfɔːnɪˈkeɪʃn] nfornicazione f

fornicate

(ˈfoː(r)nikeit) verb
to have sex with someone to whom one is not married.
forniˈcation noun
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The former is a promotion for fornication, and the latter for occult activity, both of which are firmly condemned by the Bible.
Boykin further cited statistical evidence for his assertion, claiming that a professor at Howes-Anderson College in Hammond, Indiana, had discovered that, "out of 1,000 girls who became pregnant out of wedlock, 984 committed fornication while rock music was being played.
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According to Matthew 15:19 and Mark 7:20-23, Jesus spoke of fornication as evil.
The teaching of the Catholic Church about fornication is clear and unambiguous: It is always objectively a serious sin (Catechism of the Catholic Church, #1755, #1852, #2353).
I found his pale body attractive, but his technique was a variation on the theme of painting by numbers - fornication by numbers.
Among the sins gravely contrary to chastity are masturbation fornication and prostitution, pornography and homosexual practices.
But what social chaos if we regarded that as a marriage rather than as fornication.
Sheldon went on to explain the four causes of cultural disintegration: same-sex relationships, fornication, adultery, and sexual hedonism.
A Royal Commission stated that, unlike women, men committed fornication "as an irregular indulgence of a natural impulse.
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The real object of Franklin's hoax was a law against fornication, which Franklin believed to be unreasonable.