advoutry


advoutry
/aedvawtriy/
In old English law, adultery between parties both of whom were married. Or the offense by an adulteress of continuing to live with the man with whom she committed the adultery. Sometimes spelled "advowtry."

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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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

  • advoutry — advoutrer /əd vowˈtrər/ and advoutry / tri/ obsolete forms intermediate between ↑avoutrer and ↑adulterer, etc …   Useful english dictionary

  • advoutry — Same as adultery …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 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

  • Adulterate — A*dul ter*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Adulterated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Adulterating}.] [L. adulteratus, p. p. of adulterare, fr. adulter adulterer, prob. fr. ad + alter other, properly one who approaches another on account of unlawful love. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Adulterated — Adulterate A*dul ter*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Adulterated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Adulterating}.] [L. adulteratus, p. p. of adulterare, fr. adulter adulterer, prob. fr. ad + alter other, properly one who approaches another on account of unlawful love …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Adulterating — Adulterate A*dul ter*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Adulterated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Adulterating}.] [L. adulteratus, p. p. of adulterare, fr. adulter adulterer, prob. fr. ad + alter other, properly one who approaches another on account of unlawful love …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Adulteries — Adultery A*dul ter*y, n.; pl. {Adulteries}. [L. adulterium. See {Advoutry}.] 1. The unfaithfulness of a married person to the marriage bed; sexual intercourse by a married man with another than his wife, or voluntary sexual intercourse by a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Adultery — A*dul ter*y, n.; pl. {Adulteries}. [L. adulterium. See {Advoutry}.] 1. The unfaithfulness of a married person to the marriage bed; sexual intercourse by a married man with another than his wife, or voluntary sexual intercourse by a married woman… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Avowtry — A*vow try, v. t. Adultery. See {Advoutry}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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