- 1768, “Concerning Scortatory Love”, in The delights of wisdom concerning conjugial love, translation of Deliciae Sapientiae de Amore Conjugiali by Emanuel Swedenborg, published 1794, 466 (IV):
- That it is a scortation [transl. scortatio] more opposite to conjugal love than the common scortation [transl. scortatio], which is called simple adultery; and that it is a deprivation of every faculty and inclination to conjugal life, which is implanted in christians from nativity, may be evinced by arguments which will have great weight with the reason of a wise man.
Late Latin scortation-, from Latin scortat-, the past participle stem of scortari (“associate with prostitutes”), from scortum (“prostitute”).