- 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 adulter&imacron;nus, from adulter, adulterer, perhaps back-formation from adulterare, 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