Examples of adultery in a Sentence
He found out that his wife had committed adultery.
She accused her husband of adultery.
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Check out this video to find out who is in the costume here ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: In 1536, Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII, was arrested and charged with adultery; she was beheaded 17 days later.
Shariah police wanted to convict them of adultery, which would’ve resulted in a greater number of lashes, but lacked enough witnesses.
Diana also admits to adultery, having had an affair with James Hewitt, a well known polo player and Diana's former riding instructor, and opens up about Charles' affair with Camilla in a BBC interview.
The bill will limit the number of reasons a couple can seek a divorce to things like adultery, abuse, abandonment, or separation of two years or more.
Saudi Arabia also has its own set of laws on relationships; both homosexual acts and adultery are punishable by law.
Yes, the play is meant to subtly satirize and mock, but its whole plot turns on stuff like marrying well, being untouched by scandals such as divorce or adultery and knowing how to behave at the opera.
When Man Ray needed a divorce, and the only ground New York State would accept was adultery, Abbott agreed to be named as the other woman.
For them, adventure wasn’t the main reason for their adultery.
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What’s the difference between adultery and fornication?
In case you were wondering, the words adultery and adult are not etymologically related (in other words, adultery didn’t grow out of adult in the way that punditry grew out of pundit). Although both words come from Latin and share the same first five letters, adultery is from adulterāre (“to pollute, defile, commit adultery”), a word formed ultimately from the Latin elements ad- “to, near” and alter “other.” English adult comes from adultus, which is the past participle of the Latin word adolescere (“to grow up”).
In legal use there is a difference between adultery and fornication. Adultery is only used when at least one of the parties involved (either male or female) is married, whereas fornication may be used to describe two people who are unmarried (to each other or anyone else) engaging in consensual sexual intercourse.
Origin and Etymology of adultery
ADULTERY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of adultery for English Language Learners
: sex between a married person and someone who is not that person's wife or husband
legal Definition of adultery
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