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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Old French
Origin: avoutrie, from Latin adulterium, from adulter 'adulterer', from adulterare; ADULTERATE

adultery

noun
     
a‧dul‧ter‧y [uncountable]
sex between someone who is married and someone who is not their wife or husband:
She had committed adultery on several occasions.
adulterous adjective

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