from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A woman who commits adultery. See Usage Note at -ess.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A woman or girl who commits adultery.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A woman who commits adultery.
- n. A woman who violates her religious engagements.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A woman guilty of adultery. Formerly also spelled adultress.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a woman adulterer
The sin of the adulteress is not the less sinful for the gaiety of the adulterer.
The adulteress is here called the strange woman, because no man that has any wisdom or goodness in him will have any acquaintance with her; she is to be shunned by every Israelite as if she were a heathen, and a stranger to that sacred commonwealth.
But Zoe soon justified the Roman maxim, that every adulteress is capable of poisoning her husband; and the death of
The good bishop stated flatly that he couldn't send a child into the home of a public adulteress, which is what Liz was at the time.
For how can the man being guilty, as having caused adultery, and the woman, go without blame, when she is called adulteress by the Lord for having intercourse with another man?
But she loved strangers, and while I, her husband, was yet alive, she is called adulteress, and is not afraid to belong to another husband.
The Lord said, "If any one leave  his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, he causeth her to commit adultery;"  thus, by calling her adulteress, He excludes her from intercourse with another man.
Other examples of this tendency toward enforcing the moral order through the criminal justice system include persecution of those showing the Robert Maplethorpe art exhibit, the prosecution of a female "adulteress" in Wisconsin, proposed laws against drinking that would make it a felony for a parent to serve their 20 year old offspring a drink in the privacy of their own home (in Illinois), the clients of prostitutes in Wisconsin potentially liable to face confiscation of their vehicle if they invite the prostitute into their car ... the list goes on.
Judgment had already been made against this adulteress. because everyone sins, another point heyzeus made to everyone in the crowd but you were too illiterate to read? bitblt says:
‘If a man commits adultery with another man’s wife — with the wife of his neighbor — both the adulterer and the adulteress must be put to death.