adultery

Part of speech: noun

Violation of the marriage vow; unchastity.

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Usage examples "adultery":

  1. But although men lent their wives in order to produce healthy and useful citizens, yet this was so far from the licence which was said to prevail in later times with respect to women, that adultery was regarded amongst them as an impossible crime. - "Plutarch's Lives, Volume I (of 4)", Plutarch.
  2. Then the people shouted that it was U Raitong who had committed adultery with the queen. - "The Khasis", P. R. T. Gurdon.
  3. Nothing can be more unsatisfactory than our laws for the punishment of adultery in India, where the Muhammadan criminal code has been followed, though the people subjected to it are not one- tenth Muhammadans. - "Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official", William Sleeman.