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a person who commits .
Contemporary Examples

Suppose that I want to know if I am about to be caught as an adulterer, which is question 100.
The Best of Brit Lit Peter Stothard March 17, 2010

By the time of this third episode of Season 1, we were well aware of Don as a liar, cad, and adulterer.
The 10 Most Essential TV Episodes From ‘Sopranos,’ ‘Breaking Bad,’ and More Brett Martin June 29, 2013

Historical Examples

So, the adulterer, though a crime in law, the children are like the husband.
Brief Lives (Vol. 1 of 2) John Aubrey

He was a spendthrift, he was an adulterer, he gambled, he equivocated.
Short Studies on Great Subjects James Anthony Froude

A man could justifiably kill an adulterer in the act with the man’s wife, daughter, sister, or mother.
Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed. S. A. Reilly

It rejoiced to see the wife deceive the husband, and the adulterer fool him.
Folkways William Graham Sumner

But a Mohammedan who may kill such an adulterer shall not be put to death.
Studies in Moro History, Law, and Religion Najeeb M. Saleeby

The adulterer when taken in delicto is sometimes punished by death.
Ifugao Law R. F. Burton

(h) An adulterer to be mutilated at pleasure of injured husband.
The Danish History, Books I-IX Saxo Grammaticus (“Saxo the Learned”)

He is an adulterer and a “shape-shifter,” like all medicine-men and savage sorcerers.
Myth, Ritual And Religion, Vol. 2 (of 2) Andrew Lang

a person who has committed adultery

early 15c., earlier avouter (c.1300), avoutrer (late 14c.), agent noun from obsolete verb adulter “commit adultery; adulterate” (late 14c.), from Latin adulterare “to corrupt” (see adulteration).


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