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Affair

Social medicine A prolonged sexual liaison, usually understood to mean one in which one or both partners are committing adultery.
Workplace As commonly used, a compromise of public trust, significant ethical breach or other wrongdoing or series of wrongdoings, which may lead to civil litigation or criminal proceedings.

affair

Sexology A long-term sexual liaison, usually understood to mean one in which one or both partners are committing adultery Vox populi As commonly used, a major whoops–faux pas, boo-boo, etc between 2 or more people. See Baltimore affair, Burt affair, Cantekin affair, Cleveland affair, Slutsky affair, Swine influenza vaccine affair.
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When she finished, she carefully lit two votive candles, as she had done since Tuesday, the day she learned of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's admitted extramarital affair.
Petraeus said in a message to the CIA workforce that he was resigning because of an extramarital affair.
Military justice considers an extramarital affair grounds for court-martial.
Dummy variable CHANGE indicates whether an individual considers his or her spouse's extramarital affair would adversely affect one's marital satisfaction.
Mr Kerry had denied reports that he had an extramarital affair.
The Christian Coalition berated former President Bill Clinton for his extramarital affair with a White House intern, but recent revelations that late U.
Involved in an extramarital affair with the divorced Munoz, Harrison was a $135,000 a year executive whose office wall "was festooned with photographs and plaques from earlier careers in law enforcement, first as a Philadelphia police officer then the FBI.
admits he had an extramarital affair and fathered a child with Karin Stanford, a 39-year-old former senior aide in the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition's Washington office.
The mother received a life sentence for drowning her children to advance an extramarital affair gone bad.
There are very many capable men and women whose private lives may contain a blemish or two--an extramarital affair maybe, perhaps smoking something illegal at a party.
She had in fact been no more than a "guilty intruder" in her husband's extramarital affair with Lisa: "If her words could have had tongue, she would have asked Lisa, who was he?
An accountant, Sheryl Weinstein had blamed the con man for stealing her family's savings and in her published book claimed that she had an extramarital affair with Madoff, the report added.