ex·tra·mar·i·tal | \ˌek-strə-ˈmer-ə-tᵊl, -ˈma-rə-\

Definition of extramarital 

: of, relating to, or being sexual intercourse between a married person and someone other than his or her spouse : adulterous an extramarital affair

Examples of extramarital in a Sentence

she had several extramarital affairs with coworkers

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Trump and Cohen have admitted that Cohen paid Daniels $130,000 just before the election to buy her silence about her extramarital relationship with Trump in 2005. Gregory Korte, USA TODAY, "In hiring Michael Cohen, AT&T betrays a complicated relationship with Trump," 9 May 2018 That’s part of a text message (including typos) sent to a friend in July 2017 by a young woman, then 21, with whom police say ex-Farmington town council member Jon Landry had a secret extramarital affair for years. Jon Lender, courant.com, "State Police Probe Domestic Violence Claim Against Landry By Young Woman In Secret Affair," 13 July 2018 Alex Molinaroli, former chief of Johnson Controls, which slashed his bonus by $1 million in 2014 for failing to disclose an extramarital affair. John D. Stoll, WSJ, "The Lesson from Intel: Times Are Changing, Even at the Top," 22 June 2018 Strzok was removed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team last summer when questions were raised about the texts between him and Page, who were having an extramarital affair. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "DOJ OIG on Comey, Clinton email investigation: OMG LOL," 14 June 2018 Only 20 to 27 percent blamed their separation on an extramarital affair. John Gottman, Anchorage Daily News, "Five myths about marriage," 16 June 2018 The reasons behind Andy Cannizaro’s bizarre end go well beyond the one publicized at the time of his ouster: an extramarital affair with a Mississippi State employee. Ross Dellenger, SI.com, "How Mississippi State Baseball Turned a Season That Began in Humiliation Into a Trip to Omaha," 15 June 2018 Only 20 to 27 percent blamed their separation on an extramarital affair. John Gottman And Christopher Dollard, chicagotribune.com, "Five myths about marriage," 14 June 2018 Even before the release of these new text messages between Page and Strzok, who were having an extramarital affair during the campaign, Trump has focused on the duo as aligned against him. Chris Cillizza, CNN, "How 7 words in the 500-page IG report will give Donald Trump all the 'deep state' ammo he wanted," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of extramarital

1925, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of extramarital was in 1925

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: happening outside of a marriage

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