noun, plural lech·er·ies.
- lecher wires,
- lechosos opal,
Origin of lechery
Examples from the Web for lechery
For comfort wherof this other nonne went to the same confessour and shroue her lykewyse, that she had synned in lechery.Shakespeare Jest-Books;|Unknown
The frame of his bed is of fine sapphires blended with gold, to make him sleep well, and to refrain him from lechery.Early Travels in Palestine|Arculf et al.
The Jewish people in the days of Amos seem to have gone to a very high degree of fornication and lechery.Talks To Farmers|Charles Haddon Spurgeon
The lechery of this vanity has spawned more writers than the civil law.
He never truly wants but in much having, for then his ease and lechery afflict him.
noun plural -eries
c.1200, from Old French lecherie "impertinence, deceit," from lecheor (see lecher).
The priests had excellent cause to forbid us lechery: this injunction, by reserving to them acquaintance with and absolution for these private sins, gave them an incredible ascendancy over women, and opened up to them a career of lubricity whose scope knew no limits. [Marquis de Sade, "Philosophy in the Bedroom"]