Definition of Lechery

1. Noun. Unrestrained indulgence in sexual activity.

Generic synonyms: Sex, Sex Activity, Sexual Activity, Sexual Practice
Derivative terms: Lecherous

Definition of Lechery

1. n. Free indulgence of lust; lewdness.

Definition of Lechery

1. Noun. Inordinate indulgence in sexual activity. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lechery

1. excessive sexual indulgence [n -ERIES]

Medical Definition of Lechery

1. 1. Free indulgence of lust; lewdness. 2. Selfish pleasure; delight. Origin: OE. Lecherie, OF. Lecherie. See Lecher. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lechery

lechayim
lechayims
leched
lecheguilla poisoning
lechered
lecherer
lecherers
lecheries
lechering
lecherously
lecherousness
lecherousnesses
lechers
leches
leching
lechonera
lechoneras
lechs
lechwe
lechwes
lechy
lecithal
lecithin
lecithin-cholesterol acyltransferase
lecithin-cholesterol transferase
lecithin-retinol acyltransferase
lecithin/sphingomyelin ratio

Literary usage of Lechery

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dan Michel's Ayenbite of Inwyt; Or, Remorse of Conscience: In the Kentish by Laurent, Dan Michel (1866)
"... of 1 ' ' epot of lechery in ino Jie ministres of ... and more perilous ine clerkes so"in lechery more and ine ..."

2. The Corpus Ms (Corpus Christi Coll., Oxford) of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer (1879)
"... Pardoner, Monk, and Manciple—and of 6 Allegorical Figures in the Parson's Tale—Wrath and Merey, Gluttony and Abstinence, lechery and Chastity, from MS. ..."

3. Sermons by Hugh Latimer (1906)
"There would not be then so much adultery, whoredom, and lechery in England ... If this law were made, there would not be so much adultery nor lechery used ..."

4. The Sayings of the Wise; Or, Food for Thought: A Book of Moral Wisdom by William Baldwin (1908)
"Of Love, Lust, and lechery. Pythagoras. CONSTANT LOVE is a principal Virtue. ... Dishonour, Shame, Evil End, and Damnation, wait upon lechery, and all other ..."

5. The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden: Now First by John Dryden, Edmond Malone (1800)
"... and so, from the lechery une, ou enfin la signification d'un poëme mêlé de plusieurs choses " La troisième difference entre ces mêmes Satires et les ..."

6. The Scale (or Ladder) of Perfection by Walter Hilton (1908)
"CHAPTER IX How Love slayeth Covetousness, lechery and Gluttony, and the fleshly delight and savour in all the five Bodily Senses, softly and easily, ..."

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