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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 police came to know that a four-year-old girl was present with the Saudi woman, the latter admitted that the child had been a result of an out-of-wedlock sexual affair that she had with an Iranian man.
They had a sexual affair -- he bragged about it," the source, who shares he is a good friend of Lionel, shared, "He said he was on the outs with his wife at the time.
To watch it, you'd think the range of political opinion stretches from those who think Congress should impeach the President for lying about a sordid sexual affair to those who would stand by Clinton no matter what he does.
However, in her book, Kris admitted to have a sexual affair outside her marriage with Robert Kardashian.
The study has revealed that 76 percent of women said they would forgive their partner for a strictly sexual affair and only 35 percent of men agreed to do the same, while 80 percent of men said they would forgive an emotional affair and only 30 percent of women claimed to do the same.
A TEACHER was jailed after being convicted of having a two-year sexual affair with a pupil 20 years ago.
He gave her pounds 5,000 to pay off a loan and carried on the sexual affair with her, taking her and her family on holiday.
Perth Sheriff Court heard Pullar was suspended from the school and later quit before admitting the sexual affair with the pupil, who cannot be named for legal reasons.
Steven Rios, 27, a married former police officer, has been accused of killing University of Missouri-Columbia student Jesse Valencia, 23, after Valencia allegedly threatened to expose their sexual affair.
But in court Mr Harper said he had not meant a sexual affair and White had only told him he was "friendly" with Jackie.
The House impeached the President for lying under oath about his sexual affair with Miss Lewinsky.
20 pm local time when Congress, voting strictly along party lines, found he had a case to answer on the charge that he lied under oath about his sexual affair with Monica Lewinsky.