Avoutrie
Avoutrie A*vou"trie, n. [OF.] Adultery. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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  • Advoutry — Ad*vou try, Advowtry Ad*vow try, n. [OE. avoutrie, avouterie, advoutrie, OF. avoutrie, avulterie, fr. L. adulterium. Cf. {Adultery}.] Adultery. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Advowtry — Advoutry Ad*vou try, Advowtry Ad*vow try, n. [OE. avoutrie, avouterie, advoutrie, OF. avoutrie, avulterie, fr. L. adulterium. Cf. {Adultery}.] Adultery. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adultery — noun (plural teries) Etymology: Middle English, alteration of avoutrie, from Anglo French avulterie, from Latin adulterium, from adulter adulterer, back formation from adulterare Date: 15th century voluntary sexual intercourse betw …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • adultery — /euh dul teuh ree/, n., pl. adulteries. voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and someone other than his or her lawful spouse. [1325 75; ME adulterie < L adulterium, equiv. to adulter (see ADULTERER) + ium IUM; r. ME a(d)vouterie… …   Universalium

  • adultery — a|dul|ter|y [əˈdʌltəri] n [U] [Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: avoutrie, from Latin adulterium, from adulter adulterer , from adulterare; ADULTERATE] sex between someone who is married and someone who is not their wife or husband ▪ She had …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • adultery — (n.) voluntary violation of the marriage bed, c.1300, avoutrie, from O.Fr. avouterie (12c.), noun of condition from avoutre, from L. adulterare to corrupt (see ADULTERATION (Cf. adulteration)). Modern spelling, with the re inserted d , is from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • adultery — a•dul•ter•y [[t]əˈdʌl tə ri[/t]] n. pl. ter•ies voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and someone other than his or her lawful spouse • Etymology: 1325–75; ME a(d)vouterie < OF avoutrie < L adulterium=adulter (adulterāre… …   From formal English to slang

  • adultery — /əˈdʌltəri / (say uh dultuhree) noun (plural adulteries) voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and any other than the lawful spouse. {Latin adulterium; replacing Middle English avoutrie, from Old French} …   Australian English dictionary

  • adultery — n. voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and a person (married or not) other than his or her spouse. Etymology: ME f. OF avoutrie etc. f. avoutre adulterer f. L adulter, assim. to L adulterium …   Useful english dictionary

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