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prostitution

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noun pros·ti·tu·tion \ˌpräs-tə-ˈtü-shən, -ˈtyü-\

Simple Definition of prostitution

  • : the work of a prostitute : the act of having sex in exchange for money

  • : the use of a skill or ability in a way that is not appropriate or respectable

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of prostitution

  1. 1 :  the act or practice of engaging in promiscuous sexual relations especially for money

  2. 2 :  the state of being prostituted :  debasement

Examples of prostitution in a sentence

  1. She was arrested for prostitution.

  2. Writing commercials was a prostitution of his talents.



1553

First Known Use of prostitution

1553


Law Dictionary

prostitution

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noun pros·ti·tu·tion \ˌpräs-tə-ˈtü-shən, -ˈtyü-\

Legal Definition of prostitution

  1. :  the act or practice of engaging in sexual activity indiscriminately especially for money; also :  the crime of engaging in such activity





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