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ˌfɔr nɪˈkeɪ ʃənfor·ni·ca·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fornicationnoun

    voluntary sexual intercourse between persons not married to each other

  2. adultery, criminal conversation, fornicationnoun

    extramarital sex that willfully and maliciously interferes with marriage relations

    "adultery is often cited as grounds for divorce"


  1. fornicationnoun

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

  2. fornicationnoun

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Fornicationnoun

    Etymology: fornication, French; fornicatio, Latin.

    Bless me! what a fry of fornication is at the door. William Shakespeare.

    The law ought to be strict against fornications and adulteries; for, if there were universal liberty, the increase of mankind would be but like that of foxes at best. John Graunt.

    Thou didst trust in thine own beauty, and playedst the harlot, because of thy renown, and pouredst out thy fornications, on every one that passed by. Ezek. xvi. 15.


  1. Fornication

    Fornication is generally consensual sexual intercourse between two people not married to each other. When one or more of the partners having consensual sexual intercourse is married to another person, it is called adultery. Nonetheless, John Calvin viewed adultery to be any sexual act that is outside the divine model for sexual intercourse, which includes fornication.For many people, the term carries an overtone of moral or religious disapproval, but the significance of sexual acts to which the term is applied varies between religions, societies and cultures. In modern usage, the term is often replaced with more judgment-neutral terms like premarital sex, extramarital sex, or recreational sex.


  1. fornication

    Fornication is generally defined as sexual intercourse between two people not married to each other. It is often associated with a religious or moral context, with many religions considering it a sin. The definition can also include any form of sexual immorality or unchastity, depending on cultural, religious, and legal contexts.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fornicationnoun

    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

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  5. Etymology: [F. fornication, L. fornicatio.]


  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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fornication in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fornication in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of fornication in a Sentence

  1. Meekin:

    Dr. Paul: Get out, get out libidinous swine! And take that painted strumpet with you. May you both rot in the filth of your own fornication! Nicky: And what did you say to him? Dr. Paul: Say, Madam? I said nothing. I simply pulled up my tights and jumped out of the bathroom window. Nicky: Oh Dr. Paul, you're so naughty! Dr. Paul: Well, I try, Madam. And then, ten minutes later when I've got my breath back, I try again!

  2. Joseph Heller:

    Success and failure are both difficult to endure. Along with success come drugs, divorce, fornication, bullying, travel, meditation, medication, depression, neurosis and suicide. With failure comes failure.

  3. Thomas Szasz:

    The many faces of intimacy: the Victorians could experience it through correspondence, but not through cohabitation; contemporary men and women can experience it through fornication, but not through friendship.

  4. Adam Rabati:

    We are running the risk of being accused of fornication punishable under the penal code.

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  • Tom Rich
    Tom Rich
    below is what i discovered on a forum. Is this true??? Is fornication not single sex but is pagan fertility god worship???
    LikeReply7 years ago
  • Tom Rich
    Tom Rich
    Inkaboutit4u.com reply******I greatly disagree with Dictionary definition for fornication. "Tradition of Men " definition.

    Fornication is NOT single sex, but is pagan fertility god worship.

    Common sense tells you that it is wrong. Their wrong fornication definition creates many contradictions.


    It creates a new plan of salvation, Jesus plus anti-sexual freedom to go to heaven.

    It create millions of divorces and create lot of fear, worry, and confusion.


    Their wrong definition would wrongly send over 80% of Godly men in the Bible to hell.


    Their wrong fornication definition chases away million from going to Church. It chases away Godly Christians from going to Church.


    [b]It made over 75% Young Christians feel that they failed as a Godly Christian.

    [b]Dictionary reflexes how a word is being used , but may not be correct. Hundreds of years ago the Catholic Church using corrupt indulgence money to get money for their major building programs of the time, corruptly declaring sex to be a sin, so they could get more money.

    [url]http://inkaboutit4u.com/?p=How_Sex_Was_Made_A_Sin [/url]


    They came up with these wrong Bible sexual word term definitions that we still have today.


    These wrong definitions passed down for many generations become "tradition of Men" teachings. When you try to apply these wrong definitions in the Bible they do not fit.

    The Bible, itself, defines fornication correctly and exposes these wrong "tradition of Men" dictionary definitions. Compare 1 Cor 10:8 to Nu 25: 1-9, Nu 31

    St. Paul defines fornication correctly in 1 Cor 10:8 referring back to Nu 25: 1-9, which defines fornication. This definition will fit in all 39+ verses where fornication is used in the Bible.


    The correct definition is: the joining in with the worship of a pagan fertility god, one of Baal's many gods of the Bible times to get a promise of good farm crops (make more money farming).

    The bait pagans used to get both Hebrews and Christians, was to have a sex orgy to worship the pagan fertility god.

    Both singles and married joined in with this pagan fertility god worship.

    God gave all creation, including all plant, all animals, all humans, sexual freedom at creation, the Hebrews knew this. (2 Sam 12:8, SOS 6:cool SOS 6:8


    So Satan and pagans took advantage of this God given sexual freedom given by God at creation, to use it as bait to get them to join in the worship of this pagan fertility god.

    God got very angry be
    LikeReply7 years ago

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