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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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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]
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Translations
زِنَى
cizoložství
ægteskabsbrudutroskab
preljub
házasságtörés
framhjáhald, hjúskaparbrot
svetimavimas
cudzoložstvo
hor

adultery

[əˈdʌltərɪ] Nadulterio m
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adultery

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

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

[əˈdʌltərɪ] nadulterio
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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.
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adultery

n. adulterio.
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References in periodicals archive ?
In courtship, women are not expected to initiate contact with men; they must guard their purity (virginity), as extramarital intercourse is tabooed and can result in divorce.
Twenty three cases of fatal events were preceded by extramarital intercourse. Of the 30 deaths, five took place before, 9 during and 16 after the coitus.
The Assembly encourages churches to provide complete and accurate information on AIDS, emphasizing that sexual intercourse should be confined to marriage and advocating the use of condoms for individuals who go against the teaching of the church and engage in extramarital intercourse. Since 2002, the international affairs committee, PWS&D and international ministries have worked together to produce worship resources on AIDS for the Sunday closest to World AIDS Day (December 1).