Fornication Definition

fôrnĭ-kāshən
noun
Voluntary sexual intercourse between persons not married to each other.
Webster's New World
Any unlawful sexual intercourse, including adultery.
Webster's New World
Worship of idols.
Webster's New World
Consensual sex between two individuals not married to one another.
Webster's New World Law
Fornication is defined as sexual intercourse between unmarried partners.
An example of fornication is sexual intercourse between an unmarried man and an unmarried woman.
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Other Word Forms of Fornication

Noun

Singular:
fornication
Plural:
fornications

Origin of Fornication

  • From Old French fornicacion, from Latin fornicatio, from fornix (“brothel”).

    From Wiktionary

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