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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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Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they, will have the right, to the tree of life and may enter the city by the gates, Outside are dogs and sorcerers and fornicators and murderers and idolaters.
It's the people like the Baptist minister a BBC News correspondent spotted at Manchester United's 4-0 victory over Scotland's Glasgow Celtic in Seattle on Tuesday holding a placard reading, ``Soccer nuts - Fornicators - Repent
For it is well that they should be cut off from the lusts that are in the world since 'every lust warrerh against the spirit;' (I Peter 2:11) and 'neither fornicators, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
31) The Court was "repuls[ed]" at the thought of police searching "marital bedrooms" in particular--not the bedrooms of masturbators, fornicators, adulterers, homosexuals, or others outside that "noble" association.
Once they were the fornicators and the bribers and the takers of bribes and we were not and that was why they hated us.
Last I read, scripture still teaches that fornicators will not inherit the kingdom.
carries the suggestion that these women are unwed mothers; that is, they are fornicators and prostitutes.
assert ed: "The mother of the First Emperor of Ch'in fornicated with Lao Ai; he was executed, so the world reviled fornicators by calling them 'Lao Ai'" [CHINESE CHARACTERS NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], [CHINESE CHARACTERS NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], [CHINESE CHARACTERS NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII].
The only time I have ever heard AIDS mentioned in a Catholic church was at a wedding service, when it was invoked as a reminder of what punishments lay in store for the fornicators and homosexuals who scorned marriage.
Despite wowserish overtones, Senator Alston's finger-wagging reference to what befell Biblical fornicators may nonetheless say something about the fundamental nature of mass media in any age.
And in his first epistle to St Timothy, St Paul says that the law is not made for a righteous person, but for the lawless and insubordinate, for the ungodly and for sinners, for the unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, for fornicators, for sodomites.
An unflinching Angelo proclaims a ban on all sexual permissiveness, calls for the pulling down of the whorehouses, and proceeds to reinstate forgotten laws punishing alike fornicators and couples genuinely in love who have been unable to stem the tide of their passion till their wedding night.