Associations to the word «Adultery»
ADULTERY, noun. Sexual intercourse by a married person with someone other than their spouse.
ADULTERY, noun. (Bible) Lewdness or unchastity of thought as well as act, as forbidden by the seventh commandment.
ADULTERY, noun. (Bible) Faithlessness in religion.
ADULTERY, noun. (obsolete) The fine and penalty formerly imposed for the offence of adultery.
ADULTERY, noun. (ecclesiastical) The intrusion of a person into a bishopric during the life of the bishop.
ADULTERY, noun. (Political economy) adulteration; corruption
ADULTERY, noun. (obsolete) injury; degradation; ruin
ADULTERY, noun. Extramarital sex that willfully and maliciously interferes with marriage relations; "adultery is often cited as grounds for divorce".
Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.