Definition of "adultery" [a•dul•ter•y]

  • Voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and a partner other than the lawful spouse. (noun)

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Use "adultery" in a sentence
  • "That a Christian who marries several wives, commits natural adultery, is agreeable to the Lord's words, "_That it is not lawful to put away a wife, because from the beginning they were created to be one flesh; and that he who putteth away a wife without just cause, and marrieth another, committeth adultery_.""
  • "“Is it—adultery”—the word adultery landed hard in the pit of her stomach—“is it a part of the profile?”"
  • "Ordinarily I would say that his adultery is and should be a private matter, but apparently he isn't doing such a good job in the office, either. aproudmemberoftheunpatrioticmob"