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adultery

Legal Definition of adultery

Etymology

    Old English Law criminal conversation

Noun

Old English Law criminal conversation

  1. Voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and another person who is not their married spouse. In most countries, this is a legal ground for divorce. The person who seduces another's spouse is known as the "adulterer."

Definition of adultery

Alternative spellings

  • advowtry (obsolete)

Etymology

    < Latin adulterium < adulter, substituted for the older form of advoutry, q. v.

Pronunciation

Noun

adultery (plural adulteries)

  1. Sexual intercourse by a married person with someone other than their spouse.

Related terms

  • adulter
  • adulterate
  • adulterer
  • adulteress
  • adulterine
  • adulterise
  • adulterous

References:

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Translation of adultery in Malay

Zina

  1. zina



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