Definitions for fornicationˌfɔr nɪˈkeɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

for•ni•ca•tionˌfɔr nɪˈkeɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. voluntary sexual intercourse between two unmarried persons or two persons not married to each other.

    Category: Medicine

  2. (in the Bible) adultery. idolatry.

    Category: Theology, Bible

Origin of fornication:

1300–50; ME < LL

for•ni•ca•to•ryˈfɔr nɪ kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fornication(noun)

    voluntary sexual intercourse between persons not married to each other

  2. adultery, criminal conversation, fornication(noun)

    extramarital sex that willfully and maliciously interferes with marriage relations

    "adultery is often cited as grounds for divorce"

Wiktionary

  1. fornication(Noun)

    sexual intercourse, especially on the part of an unmarried person.

  2. fornication(Noun)

    The act of such illicit sexual intercourse between a man and a woman which does not by law amount to adultery.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fornication(noun)

    unlawful sexual intercourse on the part of an unmarried person; the act of such illicit sexual intercourse between a man and a woman as does not by law amount to adultery

  2. Fornication(noun)

    adultery

  3. Fornication(noun)

    incest

  4. Fornication(noun)

    idolatry

Freebase

  1. Fornication

    Fornication typically refers to consensual sexual intercourse between two people not married to each other. For many people, the term carries a moral or religious association, but the significance of sexual acts to which the term is applied varies between religions, societies and cultures. The definition is often disputed. In modern usage, the term is often replaced with the more judgment-neutral terms premarital sex, sex before marriage, or extramarital sex.


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