noun[mass noun] formal or humorous
Sexual intercourse between people not married to each other: laws forbidding adultery and fornication
More example sentences
- Their talk is adultery and fornication, dishonesty, greed and deceit, and easy money.
- She would have opened the door to the house around six thirty, which would have coincided with the sins of adultery and fornication being committed on the couch at Mr. Armstrong's house.
- So widespread is the understanding that, when a priest or bishop's adultery or fornication comes to light, clergy and laity are equally scandalized.
informal hanky-panky, a bit on the side, bonking, rumpy pumpy, a bit of the other, how's your father
South African informal pata-pata
archaic carnal knowledge, congress, commerce