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Definition of the adjective adulterine

What does adulterine mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. conceived in adultery

Alternative definition of the adjective adulterine


  1. Spurious; due to adulteration.
  2. Born of adultery.
  3. Pertaining to adultery.
  4. Illegal; unlicensed.

Definition of the noun adulterine

What does adulterine mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: adulterines

  1. [rare] One born of an adulterous union.

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Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1823)

ADULTERINE, in the Civil Law, is particularly applied to a child issued from an adulterous amour or commerce. Adulterine children are more odious than the illegitimate offspring of single persons.—The Roman law even refuses them the title ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: Dictionary (1904)

by William Dwight Whitney

administrstiv admirable: admirabl admissible: admissibl admixed: admin admonished : admonisht admonitive: admonitiv adoptive: adoptiv adorable: adombl adorned: adornd adulterine: adulterin adventuresome: adventuresum adversative: ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage (2001)

by Bryan A. Garner

See adulterine bastard. adulterer; adulter; adulteress; adultera; adulterator. Adulterer is the usual form meaning "one who commits adultery." Adulter is an obsolete variant of adulterer that also had the meaning of adulterator ( = counterfeiter).

Google previewA Law Dictionary (1892)

Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States of America, and of the Several States of the American Union, with References to the Civil and Other Systems of Foreign Law by John Bouvier

ADULTERINE. The issue of adulterous intercourse. Those are not deemed adulterine who arc begotten of a woman openly married through ignorance of a former wife being alive. Adulterine children are regarded more unfavorably than the ...

Google previewLondon Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

Adulterine children are more odious than the illegitimate offspring of single persons. - —The Roman law even refused them the title of natural children: as if nature disowned them.— Adulterine children are not easily dispensed with for ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Words and Phrases Used in Ancient and Modern Law (2000)

by Arthur English

Adulterine. The issue of adulterous intercourse. Illegal; unauthorized; adulterated . Adulterine castle. A castle erected by a feudal lord without authority from the king. Adulterine gild. One organized without a charter. Adulterinus. Adulterous.

Google previewEncyclopedia Of Freemasonry (Annotated Edition) (2013)

by Albert G. Mackey

ADULTERINE GILDS In the AngloSaxon period of English history the majority of gilds ("frith gilds," "crich ten gilds") were religious, military, or social fraternities. In the Twelfth Century a number of "secular gilds" began to arise, and it was these ...

Google previewA Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States of America, and of the Several States of the American Union: With References to the Civil and other Systems of Foreign Law (1868)

By John Bouvier. I by John Bouvier

ADULTERINE ADVANCES Adulterations of food, when wilful, are punishable by the laws of most countries. In Paris, malpractices connected with such adulteration are investigated by the Gonseil de Salubrity, and punished. In Great Britain ...

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