Origin of lecheryMiddle English lecherie from Old French from lecheur, lecher
Lechery is defined as excessive or unrestrained indulgence in sexual activity or inappropriate sexual desires.
Old men lusting after and pursuing young women is an example of lechery.
- Excessive interest in or indulgence in sexual activity.
- A lecherous act.
Old French and Anglo-Norman lecherie.
- He complained that exhortation was wasted even on the bishops, "because they despair of attaining to the pinnacle of chastity, and have no fear of condemnation in open synod for the vice of lechery....