Prostitution

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.

Origin: L. Prostitutio: cf. F. Prostitution.

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