- a person who commits adultery.
Origin of adulterer
Examples from the Web for adulterer
By the time of this third episode of Season 1, we were well aware of Don as a liar, cad, and adulterer.The 10 Most Essential TV Episodes From ‘Sopranos,’ ‘Breaking Bad,’ and More
June 30, 2013
Suppose that I want to know if I am about to be caught as an adulterer, which is question 100.The Best of Brit Lit
March 18, 2010
He was a spendthrift, he was an adulterer, he gambled, he equivocated.Short Studies on Great Subjects
James Anthony Froude
It rejoiced to see the wife deceive the husband, and the adulterer fool him.Folkways</p>
William Graham Sumner
A man who has a wife and yet lives with another woman is an adulterer.
The adulterer when taken in delicto is sometimes punished by death.Ifugao Law
R. F. Burton
So, the adulterer, though a crime in law, the children are like the husband.Brief Lives (Vol. 1 of 2)
- a person who has committed adultery
Word Origin and History for adulterer
early 15c., earlier avouter (c.1300), avoutrer (late 14c.), agent noun from obsolete verb adulter "commit adultery; adulterate" (late 14c.), from Latin adulterare "to corrupt" (see adulteration).