What does the word paramour mean?

Usage examples for paramour

  1. His mother had been tempted from her duty while her noble and generous husband was alive, and this husband was supposed to have been poisoned by her and her paramour. – The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner by Charles Dudley Warner
  2. No man hopes for a conviction for this crime in our courts; and, as he would have to drag his wife or paramour through no less than three- that of the police officer, the magistrate, and the judge- to seek it, he has recourse to poison, either secretly or with his wife's consent. – Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official by William Sleeman
  3. Lovely to see husband, wife and paramour " in peaceful meeting assembled" and talk over the situation as if it concerned the Royal stud or something of the sort. – Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess by Henry W. Fischer