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Adultery - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Adultery' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Adultery [ 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.
- Adulteration; corruption.
- Lewdness or unchastity of thought as well as act, as forbidden by the seventh commandment.
- Faithlessness in religion.
- The fine and penalty imposed for the offense of adultery.
- The intrusion of a person into a bishopric during the life of the bishop.
- Injury; degradation; ruin.

Meaning of 'Adultery' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . adultery [ n]
Meaning (1):
- extramarital sex that willfully and maliciously interferes with marriage relations
Example in sentence:
  • adultery is often cited as grounds for divorce