affair

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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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In recent years, a large number of families in Hong Kong have been affected by extramarital affairs, especially with the increasing economic integration and social interactions between Hong Kong and mainland China.
In Dantes vs Dantes (2004), the Supreme Court disbarred a lawyer due to his extramarital affairs. Said the Court: 'Lawyers are expected to abide by the tenets of morality, not only upon admission to the Bar, but also throughout his legal career, in order to maintain their good standing in this exclusive and honored fraternity.
In March, when the extramarital affair was reportedly still ongoing, Petraeus publicly praised the mother of his two children, who had followed him throughout all his career, moving home 23 times in 36 years.
Nakagawa, who assumed the post of chief Cabinet secretary in July 2000 under then Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori, resigned the post in October the same year after coming under criticism over scandals involving the extramarital affair and having links with a senior member of a right-wing group, an issue also mentioned by Focus.
But in December, Livingston admitted to an extramarital affair and announced he would stand down.
Mr Kerry had denied reports that he had an extramarital affair.
(Ironically, Hyde's record includes a much-publicized extramarital affair that came to light during the Clinton/Lewinsky scandal.)
''If legal marriage is limited and difficult, the logical compensation is to have an extramarital affair,'' he added.
After publicly objecting to Salon's reporting of an extramarital affair by Rep.
In the long run, an extramarital affair just doesn't pay off, Rayner advises."The overwhelming despair from the breakup can last for months of even years.
The delusion of having AIDS often revolves around guilt over a sexual indiscretion, such as an extramarital affair years earlier, report pyschiatrists Steven L.
SUKKUR:Ajirgaordered a primary school teacher to pay compensation' amounting to Rs0.5 million to a woman's family after the tribal court found them guilty' of allegedly being involved in an extramarital affair. The tribal court held its proceedings' inHaibat Shaheed village and was presided over byWadera Ali Sher Dahani.