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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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Translations
زنى، مضاجعة غير الزوجَه أو الزوج
pohlavní styksmilnění
hor
paráználkodás
smilstvo

fornication

[ˌfɔːnɪˈkeɪʃən] N (frm) → fornicación f
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fornication

[ˌfɔːrnɪˈkeɪʃən] nfornication f
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fornication

nUnzucht f
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fornication

[ˌfɔːnɪˈkeɪʃn] nfornicazione f
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fornicate

(ˈfoː(r)nikeit) verb
to have sex with someone to whom one is not married.
forniˈcation noun
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"In Christian teaching, sex before marriage is fornication."
'This is in accordance with the teachings of Prophet Muhammad which state that one cannot accuse a person of adultery or fornication except he presents four witnesses who have seen the activity.
While Paulson's character screams in horror at the announcement (she seems reasonable), Peters' thrusts his hip in an act of fornication at the TV screen (he seems reasonable, too).
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Our Prophet Muhammad (sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) told us about these people when he said, "There will be some people among my nation who will regard fornication, wearing of silk (for men), drinking of intoxicants and stringed instruments as lawful." (Al-Bukhari and others).