a woman who commits .
Contemporary Examples

This is at least better than the Code of Hammurabi, which considered the rape victim an adulteress.
No Wonder Cosby’s Keeping Quiet: He Could Still Be Prosecuted Jay Michaelson November 22, 2014

By definition, of course, a cuckold is the “husband of an adulteress.”
The Cuckolding Fetish: When Your Wife’s Cheating Turns You On Aurora Snow February 21, 2014

Historical Examples

Whatever may be the punishment of the adulteress, I merit it.
The Princess of Bagdad Alexandre Dumas

A woman who kills herself is, so to speak, not an adulteress.
The works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 5 (of 8) Guy de Maupassant 1850-1893

He saw then that it was for this he had been led to marry a woman who turned out a gross adulteress.
The Literature of the Old Testament George Foot Moore

You will please not couple the name of my wife with the name of that adulteress!
To Have and To Hold Mary Johnston

In early Rome the punishment was left to the discretion of the husband and parents of the adulteress.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1 Various

Children cannot be got rid of by their mother so easily as lovers are by an adulteress.
Darkness and Dawn Frederic W. Farrar

Hedda is the woman on the brink, the adulteress in thought, the eternal type of one whose will is weakened by egoism.
Iconoclasts James Huneker

Is it because he told a Woman, that she was an adulteress, and had had five Husbands?
Six Discourses on the Miracles of our Saviour Thomas Woolston

a woman who has committed adultery

late 14c., avoutresse, agent noun in fem. form from obsolete verb adulter (see adulterer).

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