Prostitution



the act or practice of engaging in sexual intercourse for money.
base or unworthy use, as of talent or ability.
Contemporary Examples

Download the full report on the prostitution and Trafficking of Native women in Minnesota here.
Native American Nightmare Leslie Bennetts October 26, 2011

Melissa Ditmore, editor of The Encyclopedia of prostitution and Sex Work, met Lovelace in 2001.
Linda Lovelace and ‘Deep Throat’s’ 40-Year Legacy Tracy Quan April 24, 2012

prostitution opponents cite scientific studies; supporters of legalization find flaws in the data.
‘Borgen’: The Television Show That Could Solve the Government Shutdown Andrew Romano October 5, 2013

prostitution in Italy is not illegal, unless it is with an underage minor.
Ruby the Heart Stealer in Court for Berlusconi Trial Barbie Latza Nadeau January 14, 2013

prostitution is not a crime in Italy unless it is with a minor.
As Berlusconi Returns, Ruby the Heart-Stealer Pops Up in Mexico Barbie Latza Nadeau December 10, 2012

Historical Examples

prostitution was not the only dishonor which she and her husband suffered.
Friars and Filipinos Jose Rizal

prostitution is the door of escape freely opened to all women.
The Truth About Woman C. Gasquoine Hartley

The reader will perceive from the body of this work that the History of prostitution was commenced in the year 1856.
The History of Prostitution William W. Sanger

prostitution, known as the “social evil,” is promiscuous unchastity for gain.
Sex Henry Stanton

prostitution, therefore, exists so soon as woman makes a trade of her charms.
Woman under socialism August Bebel

n.

1530s, from Middle French prostitution and directly from Late Latin prostitutionem (nominative prostitutio), noun of action from past participle stem of prostituere (see prostitute).

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