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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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Most consider birth control and divorce as OK, while the vast majority disapprove of polygamy, cloning humans and extramarital affairs.
So a more traditional Chinese woman generally has more tolerance of her husband being involved in extramarital affairs.
Infertility can also result in women engaging in extramarital affairs in hope of conceiving, behavior that places them at high risk of contracting a sexually transmitted infection (STI), including HIV.
And the peach colour of the men's washroom is a "poor choice" since it can signify promiscuity and extramarital affairs.
She also voices the other characters--mostly friends of Nell's whose own personal lives are complicated by extramarital affairs, emotional upheaval and heartbreak.
Prosecutors on Thursday demanded an eight-year prison term for a Yokohama woman accused of fatally beating her husband with a frying pan and stabbing him with fruit and kitchen knives more than 300 times over his pachinko gambling and extramarital affairs.
If he had held back on details of his father's extramarital affairs (each of his parents wrote about them in their personal letters and diaries) or minimized his longstanding friendships and ties to politically active Communists in both America, Europe and Africa, then the book could be dismissed as a son's misguided "whitewash.
This dashing 1960s President concealed both his Addison's disease (an illness of the adrenal glands) and his numerous extramarital affairs.
He acknowledges JFK's health problems and extramarital affairs but dismisses them as irrelevant to his presidency.
Democratic Party of Japan leader Naoto Kan, who has also faced allegations of extramarital affairs, did not impress Dobashi when he was confronted by reporters.
turned down the post following revelations that he has had several extramarital affairs.
A national survey of 2,000 married men and women revealed that incidents of extramarital affairs are far fewer than Hollywood and adult magazines suggest About 22% of men and 11% of women admitted to having an affair during their lifetimes.