the gratification of sexual desire.
Other definitions for venery (2 of 2)
the practice or sport of hunting; the chase.
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How to use venery in a sentence
The venery was a little further off, drawing toward the park.
And very carefully the Queen's Highness observeth the laws of the chase, of venery and hawking.The Fifth Queen Crowned | Ford Madox Ford
Thus beasts of forest (the “five wild beasts of venery”) were the hart, the hind, the hare, the boar and the wolf.
venery, ven′ėr-i, n. the act or exercise of hunting: the sports of the chase.
The same word gives us venery—the term that was used in the fourteenth century, by Chaucer among others, for hunting.A Brief History of the English Language and Literature, Vol. 2 (of 2) | John Miller Dow Meiklejohn
British Dictionary definitions for venery (1 of 2)
archaic the pursuit of sexual gratification
British Dictionary definitions for venery (2 of 2)
the art, sport, lore, or practice of hunting, esp with hounds; the chase
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