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adulterer

[uh-duhl-ter-er] /əˈdʌl tər ər/
noun
1.
a person who commits adultery.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; earlier adulter adulterer (< Latin, back formation from adulterāre to defile; see adulterate) + -er1; replacing Middle English avouter, avoutrer < Old French < Latin
Can be confused
adulterer, adulterate.
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British Dictionary definitions for adulterer

adulterer

/əˈdʌltərə/
noun
1.
a person who has committed adultery
Word Origin
C16: originally also adulter, from Latin adulter, back formation from adulterāre to adulterate
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Word Origin and History for adulterer
n.

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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