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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 for·ni·ca·tion /ˌfɔrnəˈkeʃən/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 for·ni·ca·tion /ˌfɔrnəˈkeʃən/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 For·ni·ca·tion n.
 1. Unlawful sexual intercourse on the part of an unmarried person; the act of such illicit sexual intercourse between a man and a woman as does not by law amount to adultery.
 Note:In England, the offense, though cognizable in the ecclesiastical courts, was not at common law subject to secular prosecution. In the United States it is indictable in some States at common law, in others only by statute.
 2. Script. (a) Adultery. (b) Incest. (c) Idolatry.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: voluntary sexual intercourse between persons not married to
           each other
      2: extramarital sex that willfully and maliciously interferes
         with marriage relations; "adultery is often cited as
         grounds for divorce" [syn: adultery, criminal

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    in every form of it was sternly condemned by the Mosaic law
    (Lev. 21:9; 19:29; Deut. 22:20, 21, 23-29; 23:18; Ex. 22:16).
    (See ADULTERY.)
      But this word is more frequently used in a symbolical than in
    its ordinary sense. It frequently means a forsaking of God or a
    following after idols (Isa. 1:2; Jer. 2:20; Ezek. 16; Hos. 1:2;
    2:1-5; Jer. 3:8,9).