advowtry

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advowtry (plural advowtries)

  1. Obsolete spelling of adultery.
    • 1885: Then he turned to me and said, "O mortal, we have it in our law that, when the wife committeth advowtry it is lawful for us to slay her." — Sir Richard Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Night 13
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