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adultery
American English: /əˈdəlt(ə)ri/
British English: /əˈdʌlt(ə)ri/

Translation of adultery in Spanish:

noun plural -ries

uncountable and countable
  • to commit adultery
    cometer adulterio
    Example sentences
    • You could hook up with someone else, but that would be adultery and adultery is wrong.
    • The marriage has to be consummated before an extramarital affair becomes adultery.
    • However, it has been held that the petitioner need not find it intolerable to live with the respondent because of his adultery.

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