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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Leckie also wants to "complicate the simple definitions of adultery used by most literary critics" (p.
She pointed out that the commission previously received many complaints from women against their husbands who falsely imputed the charge of adultery on them.
Under the law, the offence of adultery is criminalised, but only the man is liable for the punishment.
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The Shattering" seeks to help all parties involved, to include the affair partner, by providing a critical look at the two leading ladies in the drama known as adultery.
The man accused her of adultery, but the court deemed the allegations to be unproven.
Leading divorce lawyer Marilyn Stowe, of Stowe Family Law, told the Sunday Mirror that in same-sex divorces, adultery cannot be used because it is "legally impossible".
NNA - MP Sami Gemayel presented a draft law suggesting the abolishment of Lebanon's penal code provisions on adultery, in order to consecrate equality between men and women on one hand, and decriminalize adultery on the other hand.
According to the Coptic Orthodox church's interpretation of the Christian faith, divorces can only take place in case of adultery, a stance the church stood firmly behind, under the late Pope Shenouda, since the latest amendment of the law in 2008.
According to Villegas, aside from vulgarity, murder and adultery are also forms of corruption.