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From Middle English avoutrie, from Old French avouterie, variant (perhaps influenced by vout, vut (vow)) of aouterie, aolterie, from Late Latin adulterium. Doublet of adultery, which replaced it in modern English.


avowtry (usually uncountable, plural avowtries)

  1. (obsolete) adultery

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for avowtry in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913)