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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Late Latin
Origin: fornicare, from Latin fornix 'brothel (= place for buying sex)'

fornicate

verb
     
for‧ni‧cate [intransitive]
a word meaning to have sex with someone who you are not married to - used to show strong disapproval
fornication noun [uncountable]

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