• Latin: adulterium


Carnal intercourse of a married person and another who is not the wife or husband. It is a diriment impediment to marriage between two who, during the time of a legitimate marriage, commit the crime pledging themselves to marriage later; or, who commit it during the time of a legitimate marriage and one or the other brings about the death of one of the married parties.

MLA Citation

  • “adultery”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 November 2014. Web. 27 March 2019. <>