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The Christian Marriage Bed: License For Sodomy? Definitions

concupiscence [Webster's 1913 Dictionary]

Concupiscence (Page: 297)

Con*cu"pis*cence (?), n. [F., fr. L. concupiscentia.] Sexual lust; morbid carnal passion.

Concupiscence like a pestilence walketh in darkness. Horne.

[Webster's 1828 edition]

CONCUPISCENCE, n. L., to covet or lust after, to desire or covet. Lust; unlawful or irregular desire of sexual pleasure. In a more general sense, the coveting of carnal things, or an irregular appetite for worldly good; inclination for unlawful enjoyments.

debauchery: [Webster's 1913 Dictionary]

Debauchery (Page: 374)

De*bauch"er*y (?), n.; pl. Debaucheries ().

1. Corruption of fidelity; seduction from virtue, duty, or allegiance.

The republic of Paris will endeavor to complete the debauchery of the army. Burke.

2. Excessive indulgence of the appetites; especially, excessive indulgence of lust; intemperance; sensuality; habitual lewdness.

Oppose . . . debauchery by temperance. Sprat.


uncleanness: [Webster's 1828 Dictionary]


1. Foulness; dirtiness; filthiness.

Be not troublesome to thyself or to others by uncleanness.
2. Want of ritual or ceremonial purity. Lev. 15.
3. Moral impurity; defilement by sin; sinfulness.
I will save you from all your uncleanness. Ezek. 36.
4. Lewdness; incontinence. Col. 3. 2Peter 2.


sodomy: [Webster's 1913 Edition]

Sodomy (Page: 1366)

Sod"om*y (?), n. [From Sodom. a country mentioned in the Bible: cf. F. sodomite.] Carnal copulation in a manner against nature; buggery. Gen. xix. 5.

from the Webster's 1828 edition:

SOD''OMY, n. A crime against nature.

From Merriam Webster Online:

Main Entry: sod·omy
anal or oral copulation with a member of the same or opposite sex; also : copulation with an animal

The following dictionary definitions for sodomy are found in the internet article: "Oral Sex and the Christian Marriage." (1) Emphasis mine.

Sodomy \sa-de-me\ n 1 : sexual intercourse with a member of the same sex or with an animal 2 : noncoital and esp. anal or oral sexual intercourse with a member of the opposite sex. sodomize \sa-de-mz\ vb (C) 1995 Zane Publishing, Inc. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary (C) 1994 by Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

Sodomy = unnatural carnal intercourse between man and woman (New Lexicon Webster's Encyclopeic Dictionary, and Dictionary of English Synonyms, Checkerbooks)

Sodomy..1: anal copulation of one male with another. 2: anal or oral copulation with a member of the opposite sex. 3: Copulation with an animal. Reader's Digest Illustrated Encyclopedic Dictionary.


whoremonger: [Webster's 1913 Edition]

Whoremonger (Page: 1651)

Whore"mon`ger (?), n. A whoremaster; a lecher; a man who frequents the society of whores.


adulterer: [Webster's 1913 Edition]

Adulterer (Page: 24)

A*dul"ter*er (#), n. [Formed fr. the verb adulter, with the E. ending -er. See Advoutrer.]

1. A man who commits adultery; a married man who has sexual intercourse with a woman not his wife.

2. (Script.) A man who violates his religious covenant. Jer. ix. 2.


undefiled:  [Webster's 1828 Dictionary]

UNDEFI''LED, a. Not defiled; not polluted; not vitiated.

undefiled [from]

not having its purity or excellence debased


affection: Desire; inclination; propensity, good or evil; as, virtuous or vile affections. Rom. 1. Gal. 5.   [Webster's 1828 Dictionary]


Unless otherwise noted, the definitions are from the ARTFL project

(1) Oral Sex and the Christian Marriage: (external link to archived article)


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