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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'My husband always beat me anytime I complained about his adulterous habit.
Frequently voted one of the best and most moving films of all time, this prison drama charts the friendship between a quiet banker, jailed for the murder of his adulterous wife and a fellow inmate who's the prison entrepreneur.
Koo stark was awarded pounds 300,000 libel damages yesterday over newspaper articles which, she said, implied she had an adulterous affair with Prince Andrew after her marriage.
Why is it permissible to show gay relationships in an adulterous context but not in a heroic one?
Now a bestselling novelist, the former health minister said current leader Michael Howard was `anold pro', but his three predecessors -including John Major, with whom she famously had an adulterous affair -were `useless'.
They quote Jesus: "let the one without sin throw the first stone," forgetting that he also told the adulterous person to "go and sin no more." If the Anglican church survives the current controversy intact, and accepts sexual immorality among leaders and members, it will do so void of God's approval, making itself irrelevant in any spiritual sense.
Her solicitor Keith Schilling told a judge in London that a story in the Sun in March "meant and was understood to mean Ms Kidman had had an adulterous affair with Jude Law, who was then married with young children".
Along with the fearsome tyrant Ethelred the Unready, a French maid, the warrior Eadric Longshaft, and Roger the agoraphobic priest, the newlyweds take the audience on an extraordinary coming of age adventure filled with crossdressing, adulterous love triangles, telekinesis and magic mushrooms.
Rail guard Cooper, of Somerhill Road, Tonbridge, had taped a Dictaphone to the underside of a table at her home in a bid to catch his adulterous wife, the court heard.
He has left his kids without a full-time Dad and he has left a trail of broken hearts in his adulterous wake.
There are mentions of Klaus Mann's liaison with a burly sailor, the mysterious suicide of Heinrich Mann's wife, and the steamy contents of adulterous love letter to Bertolt Brecht.
Finally, he starts prophesying in the direction of the murderous and adulterous king, at which point his career reaches its noble and inevitable conclusion.