Under the old common-law rule, however, both participants commit adultery if the married participant is a woman, Bryan Garner, editor of Blacks Law Dictionary, tells me. But if the woman is the unmarried one, both participants are fornicators, not adulterers.
Can you commit adultery if you are not married?
The definition of adultery Technically speaking, going on dates is not an act of adultery. Family lawyers will tell you that adultery is only committed when sexual contact is made between a married individual and someone who is not their spouse.
What is considered committing adultery?
Adultery refers to marital infidelity. When two partners, of whom at least one is married to another party, have sexual relations—even transient ones—they commit adultery.
Why is fornication a sin against the body?
But fornication, involving as it does a community of life, is a sin against the body itself, because incompatible, as the Apostle had just taught, with the design of its creation, and with its immortal destiny.”