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Synonyms for adultery



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Synonyms for adultery

extramarital sex that willfully and maliciously interferes with marriage relations

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It means that sexual intimacy between two people of the same sex outside gay marriage is not legally adultery when it comes to divorce.
Dumais said it is her understandingthat some divorce attorneys advise their clients to "plead the Fifth" when asked about adultery because it is a crime.
The complaint alleged "constructive desertion and multiple acts of adultery by the Defendant." The complaint also alleged that plaintiff "conducted himself as a dutiful husband." Plaintiff's then-counsel signed the complaint.
The section stated that if a Christian man wanted to divorce his wife, he could do so without levelling allegations of adultery. The single bench handed in the decision on an application filed by Amin Masih through his lawyer Sheraz Zaka.
The more than century-old law prescribed that any man who slept with a married woman without her husband's permission had committed adultery, a crime carrying a five-year prison term in the conservative country.
It is pertinent to note that if the married man has sexual intercourse with a woman with the consent of her husband, the act does not amount to adultery. If such an act is committed by her without her husband's consent, then it amounts to adultery.
She was joking about India's 158-year-old sexist law on adultery, which was struck down on September 28 by the apex court.
New Delhi [India], Sept 27 ( ANI ): The Supreme Court of India on Thursday while striking down the law on adultery - Indian Penal Code (IPC) Section 497 - said that treating it as an offence would tantamount to punishing people who are unhappy in marital relationships.
Supreme Court bench which issued verdict on the validity of Section 497 (Adultery) of the Indian Penal Code comprised Chief Justice Dipak Misra, RF Nariman, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra.
But I say to you, whoever divorces his wife (unless the marriage is unlawful) causes her to commit adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery."
She told the bench that with the restoration of section 7 of the Act, the Christian couples had been able to get separation without proving the charge of adultery. She further said it was against the dignity of women that men were falsely imputing the charge of adultery against their Christian wives in order to seek divorce.
During the hearing, Punjab Commission on Status of Women Chairperson Fauzia Viqar appeared before the bench and submitted that, by the restoration of Section 7 of Christian Divorce Act, Christian women had been able to get separation from their husbands without proving the charge of adultery and similarly Christian men would also not have to impute falsely the charge of adultery upon their wives for the purpose.
Adultery, unreasonable behaviour, desertion and long-term separation are all circumstances that justify a divorce.
adultery, unreasonable desertion and term separation all circumstances that justify a divorce.
Around 1950, middlebrow novels and "adultery films" enjoyed enormous popularity in Japan.