adultery

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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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This is the woman who was committing adultry with her husband, and now intends to sit at Prince Charles' side when he becomes king.
We received the information from the local residents, saying they have watched the same car being parked on the same street in the past few nights, but both of them insisted they did not commit adultry,'' Zulkarnaen told reporters Thursday.
Could the woman caught in adultry read his writing?