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criminal conversation

noun

Definition of criminal conversation

  1. :  adultery considered as a tort



1732

First Known Use of criminal conversation

1732


Law Dictionary

criminal conversation

noun criminal con·ver·sa·tion

Legal Definition of criminal conversation

  1. :  the tort of committing adultery with another's spouse — compare alienation of affections



Additional Notes on criminal conversation

This tort is no longer recognized in most jurisdictions.


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