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I did commit adultery, if adultery is having a relationship in a marriage with another woman. I learned from that.
Steve Garvey

Meaning of "adultery" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ADULTERY

Adulterie, altered (as if directly from Latin adulterium) from C14 avoutrie, via Old French from Latin adulterium, from adulter, back formation from adulterāre.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ADULTERY

adultery  [əˈdʌltərɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ADULTERY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Adultery is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ADULTERY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

adultery

Adultery

Adultery is extramarital sex that is considered objectionable on social, religious, moral or legal grounds. What sexual activities constitute adultery vary widely, as do the religious and legal consequences of such acts. The concept exists in many societies, though the definition and consequences vary, but the concept is similar in Islam, Christianity and Judaism. Historically, many cultures have considered adultery a very serious matter. Adultery often incurred severe punishment, usually for the woman and sometimes for the man, with penalties including the death penalty, mutilation or torture. Such punishments have gradually fallen into disfavor, especially from the 19th century onwards. In most Western countries, adultery is no longer a criminal offense. Nevertheless, even in jurisdictions where adultery is not a criminal offense, it may still have legal consequences, particularly in divorce cases. For example, where there is fault-based family law, it almost always constitutes grounds for divorce; depending on jurisdiction, it may be a factor to consider in a property settlement, the custody of children, the denial of alimony etc.

Definition of adultery in the English dictionary

The definition of adultery in the dictionary is voluntary sexual intercourse between a married man or woman and a partner other than the legal spouse.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ADULTERY


battery
ˈbætərɪ
commentary
ˈkɒməntərɪ
consultory
kənˈsʌltərɪ
desultory
ˈdɛsəltərɪ
directory
dɪˈrɛktərɪ
documentary
ˌdɒkjʊˈmɛntərɪ
drysaltery
ˈdraɪˌsɔːltərɪ
elementary
ˌɛlɪˈmɛntərɪ
factory
ˈfæktərɪ
history
ˈhɪstərɪ
introductory
ˌɪntrəˈdʌktərɪ
laboratory
ləˈbɒrətərɪ
military
ˈmɪlɪtərɪ
mystery
ˈmɪstərɪ
psaltery
ˈsɔːltərɪ
sheltery
ˈʃɛltərɪ
smeltery
ˈsmɛltərɪ
subsultory
səbˈsʌltərɪ
territory
ˈtɛrɪtərɪ
victory
ˈvɪktərɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ADULTERY

adult education
adult education centre
Adult Training Centre
adulterant
adulterate
adulteration
adulterator
adulterer
adulteress
adulteries
adulterine
adulterise
adulterize
adulterous
adulterously
adultescent
adulthood
adultly
adultness
adultress

WORDS THAT END LIKE ADULTERY

artery
baptistery
buttery
carotid artery
cattery
cautery
cemetery
coronary artery
flattery
fluttery
glittery
jittery
lottery
mastery
monastery
murder mystery
pottery
printery
upholstery
watery

Synonyms and antonyms of adultery in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ADULTERY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «adultery» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of adultery

Translation of «adultery» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ADULTERY

Find out the translation of adultery to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of adultery from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «adultery» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

通奸
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

adulterio
570 millions of speakers

English

adultery
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

व्यभिचार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الزنا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

прелюбодеяние
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

adultério
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ব্যভিচার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

adultère
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Perzinaan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Ehebruch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

姦通
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

간음
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Jinahe
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ngoại tình
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விபச்சாரம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

व्यभिचार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

zina
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

adulterio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

cudzołóstwo
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

перелюбство
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

adulter
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μοιχεία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

egbreuk
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hor
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

utroskap
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of adultery

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ADULTERY»

The term «adultery» is quite widely used and occupies the 27.610 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ADULTERY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «adultery» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «adultery» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about adultery

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10 QUOTES WITH «ADULTERY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word adultery.
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Andre Balazs
I think it's fair to say more adultery goes on in hotels than any other place in the world.
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Garcelle Beauvais
Adultery is the ultimate deal-breaker for me. I would rather be alone than in a relationship that doesn't honor me.
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Georges Bizet
As a musician I tell you that if you were to suppress adultery, fanaticism, crime, evil, the supernatural, there would no longer be the means for writing one note.
4
John Cheever
The task of an American writer is not to describe the misgivings of a woman taken in adultery as she looks out of a window at the rain but to describe four hundred people under the lights reaching for a foul ball. This is ceremony.
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Jesus Christ
All the commandments: You shall not commit adultery, you shall not kill, you shall not steal, you shall not covet, and so on, are summed up in this single command: You must love your neighbor as yourself.
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Michelle Dockery
Shakespeare and his work will always be relevant. He wrote those pieces hundreds of years ago and we haven't really changed as humans, have we? We have to deal with love, honour and adultery now - people were the same then, too - that's what's so wonderful and powerful.
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Jerry Falwell
I do not believe we can blame genetics for adultery, homosexuality, dishonesty and other character flaws.
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Steve Garvey
I did commit adultery, if adultery is having a relationship in a marriage with another woman. I learned from that.
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Natalia Ginzburg
No adultery is bloodless.
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Adam Gopnik
Writing is the process of finding something to distract you from writing, and of all the helpful distractions - adultery, alcohol and acedia, all of which aided our writing fathers - none can equal the Internet.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ADULTERY»

Discover the use of adultery in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to adultery and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Adultery: 101 Reasons Not to Cheat
According to Davis, adultery is a living hell. In this work he warns readers about the dangers of adultery so that they do not become another casualty of infidelity and divorce. (Relationships)
Paul Davis, 2007
2
Fashioning Adultery: Gender, Sex and Civility in England, ...
This 2002 book provides a major survey of representations of adultery in later seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century England.
David M. Turner, 2002
3
Adultery and Divorce in Calvin's Geneva
This book makes two major contributions to our understanding of this time: the first is to the history of divorce itself; the second is in illustrating the operations of the Consistory of Geneva.
Robert McCune Kingdon, 1995
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Culture and Adultery: The Novel, the Newspaper, and the Law, ...
Barbara Leckie mines novels, newspapers, and court and parliamentary records to explore how adultery became visible in the pubic sphere in the second half of the nineteenth century and how the history of the Victorian novel is revised when ...
Barbara Leckie, 1999
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The Romance of Adultery: Queenship and Sexual Transgression ...
Moving among a wide selection of narratives that recount the stories of queens and their lovers, McCracken explores the ways adultery is appropriated into the political structure of romance.
Peggy McCracken, 2011
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Adultery Is Universal: But I'm Getting Married Anyway
If you picked up this book and are having an affair, in an exclusive relationship, have been betrayed by your partner, plan on being married, have secret conversations with someone you met online, worry about couples cheating as the norm ...
Ph. D. Rica Gold, Rica Gold, 2011
7
Adultery
A young woman is brutally murdered at a seaside town in Devon, England. She had been in a car with her older, married lover, and she had just stepped outside for a moment and now she is gone.
Richard B. Wright, 2005
8
Cosmic Adultery
Is it the true Grail Cup or mere intellectual trickery? Is Ralf trying to protect Mary from a serious spiritual mistake or is he trying to undermine her for his own dark motive and purpose?This debut novel is the first book in a trilogy.
Kelly Connor, 2011
9
The Adultery Diet
When a diet promises to change your life, just how big a change do you really want to make? To every woman who has ever craved a spoonful of ice cream or agonized over the minefields of romance, this book is for you.
Eva Cassady, 2007
10
Trials for Adultery, Or, The History of Divorces
Reprint available January, 2005 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-468-1. Cloth. $695. * With numerous ribald engravings. This is the most extensive compilation of scandalous divorce cases produced in eighteenth-century England.
Lawbook Exchange Ltd, 1779

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ADULTERY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term adultery is used in the context of the following news items.
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Santorum: Divorce, Adultery a 'Bigger Problem' Than Same-Sex …
The bigger issue, according to Santorum, is divorce and adultery. Santorum explained that children need a healthy, stable family, preferable ... «Breitbart News, Jul 15»
2
The bottom line: Adultery thrives in the market place
If you're troubled by an unpleasant squeaking sound that you can't put your finger on, it's probably the 34 million members of adultery website ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
3
WHAT DO WE DO WITH ADULTERY?
Although one can engage in fornication without committing adultery, one cannot commit adultery without fornicating. Fornication used to be a ... «NewsWithViews.com, Jul 15»
4
These Are The 10 Cities With The Most Adultery
Conversely, financial distress can also increase the prevalence of adultery. According to Biderman, Ashley Madison membership actually grew ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
5
Court adjourns adultery case
ABU DHABI: The Abu Dhabi Criminal Court has adjourned the case of an Asian man and a woman accused of committing adultery to Sept.9. «Gulf Today, Jul 15»
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Adultery: Housewife Dies In Lover's Custody
There was confusion on Monday at Ejigbo, after a housewife, Mrs Joy Bakare, impregnated by her secret married lover died in her lover's ... «P.M. News, Jun 15»
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Police: Adultery claim led to wife's stabbing
A Lincoln Heights man allegedly stabbed his wife early Monday morning because he believed she was cheating on him, police said. «Cincinnati.com, Jun 15»
8
Holden proves more offensive than adultery
Adultery, nudity, animal abuse and disability discrimination pale in the face of "bloody caravaners" in the most complained-about ... «Drive, Jun 15»
9
Suit over outside-Mississippi adultery turns on awareness of …
Mississippi, along with North Carolina, has preserved the tort of “alienation of affections,” which enables lawsuits by married persons against a ... «Overlawyered, Jun 15»
10
Mangoma says shocked by adultery allegations
FORMER energy minister Elton Mangoma's assault trial started Thursday with the Renewal Democrats of Zimbabwe interim president denying ... «New Zimbabwe.com, Jun 15»

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