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infidelity

[ in-fi-del-i-tee ]
/ ˌɪn fɪˈdɛl ɪ ti /
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noun, plural in·fi·del·i·ties.

marital disloyalty; adultery.
unfaithfulness; disloyalty.
lack of religious faith, especially Christian faith.
a breach of trust or a disloyal act; transgression.

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Origin of infidelity

1375–1425; late Middle English <Latin infidēlitās, equivalent to infidēli(s) unfaithful (see infidel) + -tās-ty2
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British Dictionary definitions for infidelity

infidelity
/ (ˌɪnfɪˈdɛlɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

lack of faith or constancy, esp sexual faithfulness
lack of religious faith; disbelief
an act or instance of disloyalty
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