fornication

[ fawr-ni-key-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF fornication
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FORNICATION

Fines for adultery and fornication belong to the king, not to the bishop.

If ye touch at the islands, Mr. Flask, beware of fornication.

The crimes of fornication and adultery are very severely punished.

Then said they to him, We are not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.

And I gave her time that she should repent; and she willeth not to repent of her fornication.

And also, if any man or woman be taken in adultery or fornication, anon they slay them.

The world is full of adultery, intrigues, fornication, and abominations.

Fornication also was made punishable by an addition of time.

Fornication is fornication, and were it not for the 'sin' we wouldn't be sitting here.

We see often the sin of fornication, but we see not the hidden repentance.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, from Old French fornicacion (12c.), from Late Latin fornicationem (nominative fornicatio), noun of action from past participle stem of fornicari "fornicate," from Latin fornix (genitive fornicis) "brothel" (Juvenal, Horace), originally "arch, vaulted chamber" (Roman prostitutes commonly solicited from under the arches of certain buildings), from fornus "oven of arched or domed shape." Strictly, "voluntary sex between an unmarried man and an unmarried woman;" extended in the Bible to adultery.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FORNICATION

adultery

nounextramarital affair
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