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intr.v. for·ni·cat·ed, for·ni·cat·ing, for·ni·cates
To commit fornication.

[Late Latin fornicārī, fornicāt-, from fornix, fornic-, vault, vaulted cellar, brothel; see gwher- in Indo-European roots.]

for′ni·ca′tor n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fornicator - someone who commits adultery or fornicationfornicator - someone who commits adultery or fornication
debauchee, libertine, rounder - a dissolute person; usually a man who is morally unrestrained
wencher - someone who patronizes prostitutes


nHurer m (inf), → Hurenbock m (inf); (woman) → Hure f (inf)
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Aquinas makes this reply: "A fornicator receiving Christ's body is likened to Judas kissing Christ as to a resemblance of the sin, for both offer offence to Christ under the guise of friendship.
In other words it is the macho fornicator, dominating (or dominated by) several females.
Omnis fornicator aut immundus non habet hereditatem Christi': (34) Non shall in heuyn posses that be so vnthryfty
The fornicator does not marry except a [female] fornicator or polytheist, and none marries her except a fornicator or a polytheist, and that has been made unlawful to the believers.
fornicator types (a male and a female collected in copula).
What should be clear to anyone who has read Dahl's stories for children, or, even more starkly, to those who have perused his fiction for adultsMy Uncle Oswald, for example, a novel about "the greatest fornicator of all time"is what Donald Sturrock's Storyteller: The Authorized Biography of Roald Dahl (Simon and Schuster, September) also makes abundantly clear: that Dahl's great gift was the application of an impressive skill for crafting compelling narratives to his anti-social, bizarre vision of the world.
Sharia is a mass of contradictions on this point, but there is plenty of support for Muhammad's saying that "for a fornicator, there is stoning.
Later, in Lydwine, the bed is the place of a miraculous transformation, la substitution mystique whereby a woman's pain undoes man's sin, where the suffering of a virgin redeems the wrongdoing of the fornicator.
Addressing issues such as prostitution and sexual relations outside marriage, Paul insists that being Christian involves body and soul, and so "the fornicator sins against the body itself.
When I moved in with my boyfriend, my father accused me of being a fornicator and assured me that I would burn in hell.
Apparently, no one had discovered this "poisoned environment" until a fornicator decided it was worthwhile to make it a case of "discrimination" and had it confirmed by an agnostic partisan adjudicator.