[ UK /ɐdˈʌltəɹi/ ]
[ US /əˈdəɫtɝi/ ]
[ US /əˈdəɫtɝi/ ]
extramarital sex that willfully and maliciously interferes with marriage relations
adultery is often cited as grounds for divorce
How To Use adultery In A Sentence
- It was accounted an immodest thing for women to dishevel and unloose their hair publicly: The priest unlooseth the hairs of the women suspected of adultery, when she was to be tried by the bitter water, which was done for greater disgrace. From the Talmud and Hebraica
- Overeating and drunkenness both violated social moral codes, although the latter appears to have been a much weightier transgression: intoxication is frequently listed among the serious crimes — "pleasurable living," adultery, theft — mentioned by Sahagún's informants. 47 Indigenous drinking practices also shocked Spaniards who had their own ideals of moderation when it came to alcohol consumption, a topic that we look at in Chapter 4. Pestilence and Headcolds: Encountering Illness in Colonial Mexico
- If marriage confers social status and respectability, adultery confers a stigma.
- As the law of 1580 prescribed a penalty of 50 years of banishment for adulterers, he was apparently convicted of adultery rather than incest.
- For him, adultery is considered a degenerate act, yet so is divorce.
- He had compounded a number of venial failings with the mortal sin of adultery.
- Monogamy is universal but adultery frequent.
- She is going to divorce him on the grounds of adultery.
- Within three years he had tired of Anne Boleyn and she was beheaded in 1536, accused of treason and adultery.
- I hate to be the one to tell this woman that voles don't entertain thoughts of adultery, nor do they defend a lady vole's honor, nor do they "philander," because voles don't commit adultery, and they don't have honor. Book review: 'For Better: The Science of a Good Marriage,' by Tara Parker-Pope