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prostitution

[ pros-ti-too-shuhn, -tyoo- ]
/ ˌprɒs tɪˈtu ʃən, -ˈtyu- /
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noun
the act or practice of engaging in sexual intercourse for money.
base or unworthy use, as of talent or ability.
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Origin of prostitution

First recorded in 1545–55, prostitution is from the Late Latin word prōstitūtiōn- (stem of prōstitūtiō). See prostitute, -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM prostitution

an·ti·pros·ti·tu·tion, adjective, noun
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