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Definitions of prostitution

  1. offering sexual intercourse for pay Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The act or practice of prostituting: lewdness for hire: the life of a lewd woman: the being devoted to infamous purposes. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. The act of prostituting. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. The act or practice of prostituting the person to lewd purposes for hire; devotion to base uses for mercenary ends. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. The common lewdness of a female for hire; the act or practice of offering for sale that which ought not to be sold. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for prostitution

  1. Prostitution flourishes in Rome, and in all the large towns of the States of the Church. – The Roman Question by Edmond About
  2. Adultery and prostitution are tolerated and even encouraged to such an extent that plays which do not deal with them are commonly said not to be plays at all. – The Shewing-up of Blanco Posnet by George Bernard Shaw
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