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adultery

Voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and a person who is not the legal spouse. For good reasons, adultery has generally been condemned. It has ethical, theological and legal implications. In some cultures adultery still carries a death penalty.
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Maria, 44, a businesswoman, denied being fetish and adulterous, but admitted that the herbalist asked her out.
This scholarly study analyzes the adultery plots and adulterous women of 19th-century European novels from the perspective of the nationalism and imperialism of the time period.
Clark's short-story collection, Adulterous Generation, consists of twenty arresting stories that present moments in which seemingly nurturing environments become inhospitable to sustaining new life.
In February 2013 I started an adulterous relationship with a woman, and two months later declared the relationship to my wife, my vicar and my diocese, requesting that I should not be ordained priest.
Aniston plays the role of a feisty housewife Mickey Dawson, who suffers at the hands of an adulterous husband before she is kidnapped by a trio of criminals, in the film based on the novel 'The Switch' by Elmore Leonard.
Prince Charles broke up his marriage to have an adulterous relationship with a married woman who had children.
The group's bill would permit the remarriage of an adulterous spouse, a departure from the church rule to only give a second marriage license to the wronged partner in an adulterous marriage.
It's now being claimed that James had adulterous affairs with four other women during his marriage.
00pm) Bettany Hughes explores female figures in the Bible, including warriors, adulterous wives, mothers and 'good' women.
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PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): A father murdered his daughter and her paramour for their alleged involvement in an adulterous affair in the Timoryan village of Baghlan-i-Markazi district of northern Baghlan province on Tuesday night.
One punishment for an adulterous wife in medieval France was to make her chase a chicken through town naked.