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Meaning of VENERY

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ven"er*y\, n. [L. Venus, Veneris, the goddess of love.]
    Sexual love; sexual intercourse; coition.
    
          Contentment, without the pleasure of lawful venery, is
          continence; of unlawful, chastity.       --Grew.
    
    
  2. \Ven"er*y\, n. [OE. venerie, F. v['e]nerie, fr. OF. vener
    to hunt, L. venari. See {Venison}.]
    The art, act, or practice of hunting; the sports of the
    chase. ``Beasts of venery and fishes.'' --Sir T. Browne.
    
          I love hunting and venery.               --Chaucer.
    
    
 

 

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