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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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The discussion of extramarital affairs becomes a taboo subject many people shy away from.
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.
Petraeus resigned Friday, citing an extramarital affair and "extremely poor judgment".
The disclosures of extramarital affairs by Bullock s husband of five years surfaced in the media soon after she won her first Oscar in March.
What morals and examples these senior IPS officers are having when they are openly indulging in extramarital affairs and romance, and the government is turning a blind eye of this despite reports in the media," said a senior IPS officer.
Played out in both sports pages and gossip magazines, the saga appeared to have taken its toll on Cynthia Rodriguez, whose divorce petition said: "The marriage of the parties is irretrievably broken because of the husband's extramarital affairs and other marital misconduct.
Public attitudes toward the morality of extramarital affairs in the four Western countries polled show great variation.
American culture perpetuates the myth of monogamy in long-term relationships, both gay and straight, ignoring the role that extramarital affairs or sexless companionships play in sustaining those relationships.
The law will help reduce poverty in the country because there have been many domestic disputes and divorces due to extramarital affairs,'' he said.
Daring wives; insight into women's desires for extramarital affairs.
Jack Lemmon never better than as the good-natured office drone who lends his apartment to his bosses for their extramarital affairs, and who has a crush on lift operator (and boss's bit on the side) Shirley MacLaine.
His website listed his services: ruining wedding engagements, ending extramarital affairs, and wreaking revenge on lovers.