adulterer

[ uh-duhl-ter-er ]
/ əˈdʌl tər ər /

noun

a person who commits adultery.

Origin of adulterer

1350–1400; earlier adulter adulterer (< Latin, back formation from adulterāre to defile; see adulterate) + -er1; replacing Middle English avouter, avoutrer < Old French < Latin

Can be confused

adulterer adulterate
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adulterer

/ (əˈdʌltərə) /

noun

a person who has committed adultery

Word Origin for adulterer

C16: originally also adulter, from Latin adulter, back formation from adulterāre to adulterate
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