double adultery
Adultery committed where both parties to the offense are married persons. Hunter v United States (Wis) 1 Pinney 91.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • double adultery — Adultery committed by two persons each of whom is married to another as distinguished from single adultery, where one of the participants is unmarried …   Black's law dictionary

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  • single adultery — 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

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