paramour

Part of speech: noun

One who unlawfully takes the place of husband or wife.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Henry W. Fischer.