noun. The act of choosing to engage in sexual behavior with a married person or being the married person in such an encounter. The majority of Western civilization considers this act to be just cause to petition for legal divorce from one's spouse.

ADULTERY: "Adultery is grounds for divorce in many states, wherein a divorce may be granted in a more timely fashion within a mandatory waiting period as well."
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