- of adultery
- due to adulteration
Origin of adulterineClassical Latin adulterinus from adulter: see adulterate
- Characterized by adulteration; spurious.
- Born of adultery: adulterine offspring.
Origin of adulterineLatin adulterīnus from adulter adulterer perhaps back-formation from adulterāre to pollute ; see adulterate .
(comparative more adulterine, superlative most adulterine)
- An adulterine is not the same as a bastard, which is a person born out of wedlock.
From Latin adulterinus