fornication

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for·ni·ca·tion

(fōr'ni-kā'shŭn), Do not confuse this word with formication.
Sexual intercourse, especially between unmarried partners.
[L. fornicatio, an arched or vaulted basement (brothel)]

fornication

[fôr′nikā′shən]
Etymology: L, fornix, arch
(in law) sexual intercourse between two people who are not married to each other. The specific legal definition varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. In some, both persons are unmarried; in some, one is unmarried; in some, the charge is adultery rather than fornication if the woman is married, regardless of the man's marital status.

fornication

Coitus; sexual intercourse.

fornication

Coitus. Cf Formication.

for·ni·ca·tion

(fōr-ni-kā'shŭn)
Sexual intercourse between partners unmarried to each other.
[L. fornicatio, an arched or vaulted basement (brothel)]
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