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Definition of the noun adultery

What does adultery mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: adulteries

  1. extramarital sex that willfully and maliciously interferes with marriage relations

Alternative definition of the noun adultery


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


  1. "Adultery" is a 1989 South Korean film.
  2. "Adultery" is a 2010 short drama film written and directed by Peter Kerek.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Adultery

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Google previewBreaking the Ten Commandments (2012)

Discover the Deeper Meaning by Eric Butterworth

One person said, “Adultery is an adult playing around.” It is a logical...

Google previewThe Secret Lives of Wives (2011)

Women Share What It Really Takes to Stay Married by Iris Krasnow

Adultery is the ultimate naughty behavior, and while the act is wrong, the ancient human impulse to sample the forbidden...

Google previewCritical Theory Today (2014)

A User-Friendly Guide by Lois Tyson

For example, adultery is the topic of both Kate Chopin«s...

Google previewConjugial Love (Annotated Edition) (2013)

by Emanuel Swedenborg

ADULTERY IS THE CAUSE OF DIVORCE. There are several reasons for this, which are discernible in rational light, and yet at this day they are concealed. From rational light it may be seen that marriages are holy and adulteries profane; and ...

Google previewZondervan Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2011)

by J. D. Douglas, Merrill C. Tenney

Adultery is a special and aggravated case of fornication. In the teaching of Jesus and the apostles in the NT, all sexual impurity is sin against God, against self, and against others. Spiritual adultery (unfaithfulness to God) violates the union ...

Google previewHerald of Gospel Liberty (1911)

by Elias Smith

Adultery Is a sin against the family. It is a high crime against the family and should be severely punished next to murder, to which it often leads. The family is a divine Institution: it is God's primal institution for the blessing of mankind. "Male and ...

Google previewA Complete Encyclopedia of Virginia Law (1922)

Being a Concise But Complete Alphabetical Presentation of the Present Common and Statute Law, Civil and Criminal of the Commonwealth Based on the Monumental Works of Dr. B. Minor, Etc.; with Forms by Samuel Need Hurst

Adultery and fornication. §2.

Google previewNew Zealand Māori Word Encyclopedia (2007)

by Sally-Anne Lambert

pinerua [mulilua—adultery or fomicntion / adulterous, of a male] Bigotry (having two wives) / Second wife punarua Having many lovers makau-rau Have illicit intercourse moepuku Coulnit fornication kaikaiitara Committing adultery kaikairau ...

Google previewA Philosophical Dictionary (1824)

by Voltaire

ADULTERY. We are not indebted for this expression to the Greeks ; they called adultery moicheia, from which came the Latin mcechus, which we have not adopted. We owe it neither to the Syriac tongue nor to the Hebrew, a jargon of the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Correspondences, Representatives, and Significatives Derived from the Word of the Lord. Extracted from the Writings of E. Swedenborg. [Abridged Principally from The"Dictionary of Correspondences,"by G. Nicholson.] (1841)

by Emanuel Swedenborg, George NICHOLSON (Incumbent of Little Budworth.)

To commit adultery, in the natural sense, is to commit whoredom, to be guilty of obscene practices, to indulge in wanton discourse, and to entertain filthy thoughts. In a spiritual sense, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Love in World Religions (2008)

by Yudit Kornberg Greenberg

The prohibition against committing adultery is well known as one of the “Ten Utterances” cited in Exodus 20:13 and Deuteronomy 4:17. Given that biblical law —and rabbinic law in its wake—permits polygyny, at least in theory, men were not ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Gender and Society (2009)

by Jodi O'Brien

Adultery, also commonly referred to as infidelity, or “cheating,” traditionally involves a person willingly engaging in sexual physical activity with a person other than one's spouse or committed relationship partner. The concept of infidelity has ...

Google previewAn Historical and Critical Dictionary (1826)

by Pierre Bayle

ADULTERY. Theodore Beza relates, that on the 36th of March, 1563, the Sieur de Saint-Cyre, otherwise called Puy-Greffier, who had been appointed governor of Orleans from the time that the prince left that town, a good man, ...

Google previewThe World Almanac and Encyclopedia (1905)

Causes for Absolute DivorM, Adultery, impoteucy, cruelty, desertion three years, habits of intoxication by liquors or opium, neglect to provide three years, joining sect believing marriage unlawful, felony. Adultery, Impotency, felony, desertion ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Women's Health (2004)

by Sana Loue, Martha Sajatovic

VICTOR GROZA LINDSEY HOULIHAN Adultery Adultery is consensual sexual intercourse between a married person and someone other than that person's spouse. Adultery is rarely charged as a crime. It is more often a concern as a part of a ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Biblical Tradition in English Literature (1992)

by David L. Jeffrey

Adultery is frequently condemned in the NT as well ( e.g., ...

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Adultery - which is the only grounds for divorce in New York - is not grounds for divorce in California. As a matter of fact, adultery in Southern California is grounds for marriage. (Allan Sherman)
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Scrabble value of A1D2U1L1T1E1R1Y4

The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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