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for·ni·cate

(fōr'ni-kāt),
1. Vaulted or arched; resembling a fornix.
2. To have sexual intercourse.

fornicate

Medspeak
adjective Arched or vaulted; referring to a fornix.
 
Sexology
verb To engage in coitus or sexual intercourse.

for·ni·cate

(fōr'ni-kăt, kāt)
1. Vaulted or arched; resembling a fornix.
2. To have sexual intercourse with anyone to whom one is not then married.
See: fornication
[L. fornicatus, arched, fr. fornix, vault, arch]

1 fornicate

(for′nĭ-kăt, -kāt″) [L. fornicatus, arched, vaulted, fr fornix, vault]
Shaped like a fornix; arched; vaulted.

2 fornicate

(for′nĭ-kāt″) [L. fornicari fr fornix, arch (because brothels were located in vaulted basements)]
To commit fornication.
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Reconstructionists seek to impose the criminal code of the Old Testament, applying the death penalty for homosexuals, adulterers, fornicators, witches, incorrigible juvenile delinquents and those who spread false religions.
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Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind.
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Calvin's views seem to suggest that marriage should be the solution for almost everyone, as it is in the Duke's Vienna, where fornicators such as Claudio, Lucio, and Angelo are made into honest citizens through marriage, and even the Duke, who initially professes to be invulnerable to desire, proposes marriage to Isabella.