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Meaning of PROSTITUTION

Pronunciation:  `prâsti'tooshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  offering sexual intercourse for pay
 

PROSTITUTION is a 12 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: harlotry, whoredom
 
 See Also: vice crime

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pros`ti*tu"tion\, n. [L. prostitutio: cf. F.
prostitution.]
1. The act or practice of prostituting or offering the body
   to an indiscriminate intercourse with men; common lewdness
   of a woman.

2. The act of setting one's self to sale, or of devoting to
   infamous purposes what is in one's power; as, the
   prostitution of abilities; the prostitution of the press.
   ``Mental prostitution.'' --Byron.



 

 

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