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Adultery 

The unlawful sexual association of men and women. Although adultery generally refers to sexual intercourse between a married person and someone other than his or her spouse, in the scriptures it may also refer to the unmarried.

Sometimes adultery is used as a symbol for the apostasy of a nation or a whole people from the ways of the Lord (Num. 25:1–3; Jer. 3:6–10; Ezek. 16:15–59; Hosea 4).