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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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We have been having a sexual affair for more than six years until it resulted in my pregnancy in March 2017," she claimed to prosecutors.
[USA], Mar 27 ( ANI ): The White House on Monday dismissed adult star Stormy Daniels's claims of having an alleged sexual affair with US President Donald Trump and being threatened to keep quiet in a TV interview on Sunday as "absolutely inaccurate and incoherent".
The QC argued the trial judge had been wrong to stop the jury hearing evidence that the alleged victim was having a sexual affair with another man behind her boyfriend's back.
The court heard claims last week that he began a sexual affair with a schoolgirl when she was 14.
Asked how she felt about her daughter's sexual affair with Williams, she said: 'I was angry with her initially.
And his wife, Mac, had at least one significant sexual affair as well, with Clyde Martin, who was also her husband's lover.
IN our issue for 25 February 2001 we published a story under the headline "SOCCER BOSS'S LOVER SUBS HIM FOR A STUD - TV girl Louise plays away on Brown" which alleged that Louise Port had been cheating on her boyfriend, Craig Brown, by concealing her long-standing and sexual affair with a freelance reporter, Geoff Peters.
He is taken by Annie's rough sensuality and initiates a passionate sexual affair. Their physical relationship begins to deepen around the time when he is introduced to her mother and sister.
She would proudly show off her new lover and their sexual affair was often carried out under Mrs Power's own roof, with her invalid mother in bed next door.
A teacher at a Birmingham comprehensive school has been jailed for two years for having a sexual affair with a 15-year-old pupil.
"They told us the victim had been having a sexual affair with a nun and was given a severe beating which led to his death.
To watch it, you'd think the range of political opinion stretches from those who think Congress should impeach the President for lying about a sordid sexual affair to those who would stand by Clinton no matter what he does.