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  1. pertaining to sexual relations with someone other than one's spouse: extramarital affairs.
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Origin of extramarital

First recorded in 1925–30; extra- + marital
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  • But to prevent intermarriage is only a small part of the solution, since most mulattoes come from extramarital miscegenation.

    Applied Eugenics

    Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson

British Dictionary definitions for extramarital


  1. (esp of sexual relations) occurring outside marriage
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Word Origin and History for extramarital


by 1844, from extra- + marital.

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