1. conceived in adultery
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How To Use adulterine In A Sentence

  • The restriction of adulterine children's inheritance rights is the subject of much criticism.
  • When he had taken these two adulterine castles and given back to the monastery of St. John the domains that had been seized, he returned to the city of Amiens and laid siege to a tower of that city.
  • Satan "and" professed enemies of God "trying to bring in" adulterine rites "and vitiate the pure worship. The Age of the Reformation
  • Of the adulterine castles characteristic of the anarchy of Stephen's reign, hardly one can be identified with certainty to-day - it may be, indeed, that earthworks commonly thought to be British are relics of these very castles.
  • Of the four, the Prince is the first to detect the flaw; and though he wanted no part of the actual bowl, he himself slips easily into that adulterine situation which is the flaw in their lives.
  • The "adulterine" castles were destroyed, not quite so rapidly as Henry desired, but still with some energy. The History of England from the Norman Conquest to the Death of John (1066-1216)
  • He associated himself with the justiciar in the appointment of royal officials; he invoked the papal authority to put down "adulterine castles," and to prevent any baron having more than one royal stronghold in his custody; he prolonged the truce with France, and strove to pacify the Prince of North Wales; he procured the resumption of the royal domain, and rebuked Bishop Peter and the justiciar for remissness in dealing with Jewish usurers; he filled up bishoprics at his own discretion. The History of England From the Accession of Henry III. to the Death of Edward III. (1216-1377)
  • Sometimes we find a mound which seems to proclaim its position, but memory is silent, and the people of England, if the story of the chronicler be true, have to be grateful to Henry II, who set himself to work to root up and destroy very many of these adulterine castles which were the abodes of tyranny and oppression. Vanishing England
  • He sent Stephen's mercenaries over the sea and completed the destruction of the 'adulterine castles.' A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3) From the earliest times to the Death of King Edward VII
  • This was found on a hearth contemporary with Rampart 4, which constitutes the final heightening of the rampart of the Iron Age hill-fort and its defence by timber structures, perhaps as an adulterine castle in the civil wars of Stephen's reign.
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