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for·ni·cate

(fōr'ni-kāt),
1. Vaulted or arched; resembling a fornix.
2. To have sexual intercourse.

fornicate

Medspeak
adjective Arched or vaulted; referring to a fornix.
 
Sexology
verb To engage in coitus or sexual intercourse.

for·ni·cate

(fōr'ni-kăt, kāt)
1. Vaulted or arched; resembling a fornix.
2. To have sexual intercourse with anyone to whom one is not then married.
See: fornication
[L. fornicatus, arched, fr. fornix, vault, arch]

1 fornicate

(for′nĭ-kăt, -kāt″) [L. fornicatus, arched, vaulted, fr fornix, vault]
Shaped like a fornix; arched; vaulted.

2 fornicate

(for′nĭ-kāt″) [L. fornicari fr fornix, arch (because brothels were located in vaulted basements)]
To commit fornication.
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The papacy misappropriates good works to the cult of the dead saints, to images, to the buying of masses of simoniacs, papal indulgences, and the fattening of the most impure fornicators and hypocrites, etc.
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And the effect of Reynolds's "transversal theory" is to grant potent agency to a variety of resistant figures (criminals, witches, fornicators, sodomites, iconoclasts, and the insane).
While such a marriage was regarded as valid by Protestants and Roman Catholics alike, if the couple sexually consummated the marriage before it was sanctioned by the church service of matrimony, they, like Claudio and Juliet, were considered fornicators by Roman Catholics and Puritans, but not so by the large number of non-Puritan, more traditional Church of England Protestants (Wentersdorf 134-44).
Unrepentant fornicators, together with cowards, murderers, and liars, do not inherit the kingdom (Apoc 21:8).
A virtuous, as opposed to vicious, wrath is directed against a sinner out of zeal for justice and the good of the Church, as when Phineas slew the fornicators (Numbers 25:7-8) and Mattathias struck down the idolaters (1 Maccabees 2:44-47).
It happened at Christmas, when fornicators and corrupt people from all over the world come to commit fornication and sexual perversion.
That's probably because adulterers and fornicators don't want the publicity.
They not only are capable of being led into war by righteous leaders who want to impose "democracy" with bombs, they are also adulterers, fornicators, racists, sexists, capitalists, imperialists, liars and anti-Semites, people who practice violence against homosexuals and abortionists despite having millions of members who are themselves homosexuals and practice abortion.
Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they, will have the right, to the tree of life and may enter the city by the gates, Outside are dogs and sorcerers and fornicators and murderers and idolaters.
Should courts be amputating limbs, flogging fornicators, or sentencing adulterers to death by stoning in the twenty-first century?