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noun Civil Law.

adultery. Abbreviation: crim. con.

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Origin of criminal conversation

First recorded in 1760–70
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criminal conversation

noun

(formerly) a common law action brought by a husband by which he claimed damages against an adulterer
another term for adultery
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