A Dictionary of the English Language
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Adulterer

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Adu'lterer. n.s. [adulter, Lat.] The person guilty of adultery.

With what impatience must the muse behold,
The wife by her procuring husband sold;
For tho' the law makes null th' adulterer's deed
Of lands to her, the cuckold may succeed.
Dryd. Juvenal.

Sources: Dryden, John (788)

Attributes: Latin (690) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Adulterer." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: April 21, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=15436.


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