See also: adultérer and adulterêr

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adulter +‎ -er.

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adulterer (plural adulterers, feminine adulteress)

  1. One who commits adultery: a spouse who has sex with a non-spouse
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:libertine
    • 2009, Garner's Modern American Usage[1], page 22:
      Under the canon-law rule, a married participant is an adulterer and an umarried one is a fornicator.
  2. A male adulterer specifically, opposite adulteress referring to female ones.
    • 2005, The Great Life: Essays on Doctrine and Holiness[2], page 140:
      I become an adulterer and remain an adulterer when, by choice, I freely adopt the proposal to have sex with someone other than my wife.
    • 2016, Freedom From The Sin of Adultery And Fornication[3], page 110:
      The Word of God says that you, my reader, should be sure that no fornicator or adulterer or adulteress has any inheritance in the Kingdom of Christ and of God.

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  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of adulterō