Noun Adultery Definition and Examples







Voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and a person who is not their spouse.
  1. 'Does this mean that a story about a female adulterer is noteworthy because male adultery is commonplace?'
  2. 'At the end of April 1536, Anne was accused of adultery with several men and incest with her brother George.'
  3. 'Remarriage as adultery: Paul regarded it as adultery for a divorced person to remarry if the spouse was still alive.'
  4. 'She had left him during the period they held the licence, because of his adultery, but had returned to him.'
  5. 'The marriage has to be consummated before an extramarital affair becomes adultery.'
  6. 'I didn't think that adultery was considered a crime, not by common law.'
  7. 'The moral code of the laity rigorously condemns adultery on the part of a woman.'
  8. 'He looks at his wife and his friend who he had so wrongfully accused of adultery 16 years ago.'
  9. 'You could hook up with someone else, but that would be adultery and adultery is wrong.'
  10. 'Hence, adultery was thought of as sinful for women since it was a violation of the man's property etc.'
((n.) The unfaithfulness of a married person to the marriage bed; sexual intercourse by a married man with another than his wife, or voluntary sexual intercourse by a married woman with another than her husband.|--|(n.) Adulteration; corruption.|--|(n.) Lewdness or unchastity of thought as well as act, as forbidden by the seventh commandment.|--|(n.) Faithlessness in religion.|--|(n.) The fine and penalty imposed for the offense of adultery.|--|(n.) The intrusion of a person into a bishopric during the life of the bishop.|--|(n.) Injury; degradation; ruin.|--|)

noun, plural adulteries.

1. voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and someone other than his or her lawful spouse.


"There can be adultery charges."
"There can be adultery controversies."
"There can be adultery songs."
"There can be adultery reports."
"There can be adultery innits."
"There can be adultery departments."
"There can be adultery confessions."
"There can be adultery cases."
"There can be adultery acts."
"adulteries can be among staffs."
"adulteries can be among males."
"adulteries can be with people."
"adulteries can be in trials."
"adulteries can be for things."
"adulteries can be by itselfs."
"adulteries can be with things."
"adulteries can be with places."
"adulteries can be with people/places/organizations."
"adulteries can be with lovers."
"adulteries can be with husbands."

Late 15th century: from the obsolete noun adulter, from Latin adulter ‘adulterer’, replacing an earlier form avoutrie, from Old French avouterie.

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