Definition of Criminal conversation

1. Noun. Extramarital sex that willfully and maliciously interferes with marriage relations. "Adultery is often cited as grounds for divorce"

Exact synonyms: Adultery, Fornication
Generic synonyms: Extramarital Sex, Free Love
Derivative terms: Adulterer, Adulterous, Adulterous

Lexicographical Neighbors of Criminal Conversation

crimes against humanity
criminal abortion
criminal anthropology
criminal congress
criminal contempt
criminal conversation (current term)
criminal court
criminal hygiene
criminal insanity
criminal law
criminal laws
criminal lawyer
criminal negligence
criminal negligences
criminal offence
criminal offences
criminal possession
criminal procedure
criminal procedures
criminal prosecution

Literary usage of Criminal conversation

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

1. Handbook on the Law of Persons and Domestic Relations by Walter Checkley Tiffany (1921)
"ACTION FOR criminal conversation 47. An action for damages, known as an "action for criminal conversation," lies by a husband against one who has ..."

2. A Practical Treatise on the Law of Evidence: And Digest of Proofs, in Civil by Thomas Starkie, Theron Metcalf (1826)
"THE plaintiff, in an action for criminal conversation with his wife, must prove, 1st. The marriage ; 2dly. The fact of adultery ; 3dly. ..."

3. The Law of Torts: A Treatise on the Principles of Obligations Arising from by Frederick Pollock (1901)
""Criminal Against an adulterer the husband had an action at common law, commonly known as an action of criminal conversation. In form it was generally ..."

4. A Treatise on the Law of Evidence by Samuel March Phillipps, John A. Dunlap (1820)
"So, it should seem, in an action for criminal conversation, the declarations of a wife at the time of her elopement, stating the reason of her eloping, (as, ..."

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