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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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