advowtry

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advowtry (countable and uncountable, plural advowtries)

  1. Obsolete spelling of adultery
    • 1885, Sir Richard Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Night 13
      Then he turned to me and said, "O mortal, we have it in our law that, when the wife committeth advowtry it is lawful for us to slay her."