stuprum

noun

stu·​prum
ˈst(y)üprəm
plural -s
1
Roman & civil law : sexual intercourse between a man and an unmarried woman other than one in slavery or concubinage
2
Roman & civil law : illicit intercourse contrary to morality
3
Roman & civil law : unchastity of a woman

Word History

Etymology

Latin, defilement, dishonor, stuprum

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“Stuprum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stuprum. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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