prostitution

prostitution
pros·ti·tu·tion /ˌpräs-tə-'tü-shən, -'tyü-/ n: the act or practice of engaging in sexual activity indiscriminately esp. for money; also: the crime of engaging in such activity

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

prostitution
index misusage, perversion

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


prostitution
n.
The practice of selling sex for money. See also pander, pimp

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


prostitution
The profession of performing sexual acts for money. Prostitution is a crime throughout the United States, except for a few counties in the State of Nevada. Soliciting acts of prostitution is also a crime, called pandering or simply, soliciting.
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


prostitution
n.
1 Engaging in sexual activity for compensation.
2 Lowering in value, dignity, class, and so on.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


prostitution
The act of offering one's self for hire to engage in sexual relations.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


prostitution
The act of offering one's self for hire to engage in sexual relations.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

prostitution
n.
   the profession of performing sexual acts for money. Prostitution is a crime throughout the United States, except for a few counties in the state of Nevada, where it is allowed in licensed houses of prostitution. Soliciting acts of prostitution is also a crime, called pandering or simply, soliciting. Pandering on behalf of a prostitute is called pimping.
   See also: pander, panderer, pimp, prostitute

Law dictionary. . 2013.

Synonyms:
, , , / (on the part of a woman, for hire),


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  • prostitution — Prostitution …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • prostitution — [ prɔstitysjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIIIe « impudicité, débauche »; lat. prostitutio 1 ♦ (1611) Le fait de « livrer son corps aux plaisirs sexuels d autrui, pour de l argent » (Dalloz) et d en faire métier; l exercice de ce métier; le phénomène social qu il …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • PROSTITUTION — (Heb. זְנוּת, zenut), the practice of indiscriminate sexual intercourse for payment or for religious purposes. Prostitution was practiced by male and female prostitutes. The word zenut, applied to both common and sacred prostitution, is also… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Prostitution — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of setting one s self to sale …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Prostitution — Sf erw. fach. (18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. prostitution, dieses aus l. prōstitūtio ( ōnis) Preisgabe zu sexuellen Handlungen , zu l. prōstituere für sexuelle Handlungen öffentlich preisgeben , zu l. statuere hinstellen , zu l. sistere… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • prostitution — Prostitution. s. f. v. Abandonnement à l impudicité. En ce sens il ne se dit que des femmes & des filles qui vivent dans cet abandonnement. Elle a vescu dans une prostitution honteuse. On dit fig. La prostitution de la Justice. la prostitution… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Prostitution — (v. lat.), 1) die öffentliche Hin od. Ausstellung; 2) die Preisgabe seiner Person zu niedrigem Zweck, bes. 3) die Selbsthingabe eines Frauenzimmers in gewerbsmäßiger Unzucht. Die große Verbreitung, welche die P. in neuerer Zeit namentlich in den… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Prostitution — (lat.), die von einem Weib öffentlich gewerbsmäßig betriebene Preisgebung des eignen Körpers gegen Entgelt an jeden Beliebigen. Zwischen dieser Form des geschlechtlichen Verkehrs und dem in einer aus Liebe geschlossenen Ehe liegen sehr viele… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Prostitution — Prostitutiōn (lat.), Preisgebung, bes. die gewerbsmäßige Selbstpreisgebung eines Frauenzimmers (einer Prostituierten) zur Unzucht. Schon im Altertum erwähnt bei Juden, Babyloniern, Phöniziern, Persern (meist mit religiösem Kultus verbunden), bei… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • prostitution — (n.) 1550s, from L.L. prostitutionem, noun of action from pp. stem of prostituere (see PROSTITUTE (Cf. prostitute)) …   Etymology dictionary


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