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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.
References in classic literature ?
He began to tell of a night when he with two men from Wines- burg went into a house of prostitution at the county seat.
They were learning to swear in voluble English; they were learning to pick up cigar stumps and smoke them, to pass hours of their time gambling with pennies and dice and cigarette cards; they were learning the location of all the houses of prostitution on the "Levee," and the names of the "madames" who kept them, and the days when they gave their state banquets, which the police captains and the big politicians all attended.
They swore in the jury, and then the lawyer for the prostitution got up and begun.
The lawyer for the prostitution looked very comfortable, but the judge looked disgusted.
He who sells my sister, for purposes of prostitution, stands forth as the pi- ous advocate of purity.
The world has accordingly been witness to few examples of this species of royal prostitution, though there have been abundant specimens of every other kind.
But this state of things finds its complement in the practical absence of the family among the proletarians, and in public prostitution.
This man, a pillar of the church and heavy contributor to foreign missions, worked his shop girls ten hours a day on a starvation wage and thereby directly encouraged prostitution.
I hate the prostitution of the name of friendship to signify modish and worldly alliances.
Little did I suspect that the sacrifice of truth, which we both imagined to have been made to friendship, was in reality a prostitution of it to a depraved and debauched appetite.
In verse 26 we are vividly reminded of Herbert Spencer's words "'Le mariage de convenance' is legalised prostitution.
He appropriately followed up this frequent prostitution of a noble word to the vilest purposes, by pouring out in a kind of ecstasy at least a score of most tremendous oaths; then wiped his heated face upon his neckerchief, and cried, 'No Popery