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Infidelity Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    infidelity n : the quality of being unfaithful [syn: unfaithfulness] [ant: fidelity, fidelity]
Infidelity Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Infidelity \In`fi*del"i*ty\, n.; pl. Infidelities. [L. infidelitas: cf. F. infid['e]lit['e].]
  1. Want of faith or belief in some religious system; especially, a want of faith in, or disbelief of, the inspiration of the Scriptures, of the divine origin of Christianity. There is, indeed, no doubt but that vanity is one of the principal causes of infidelity. --V. Knox.
  2. Unfaithfulness to the marriage vow or contract; violation of the marriage covenant by adultery.
  3. Breach of trust; unfaithfulness to a charge, or to moral obligation; treachery; deceit; as, the infidelity of a servant. ``The infidelity of friends.'' --Sir W. Temple.
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Types of relationships Family · Marriage Husband · Wife Soulmate · Significant other Siblings · Cousin Domestic partnership Widowhood

Boyfriend · Girlfriend Cohabitation · Casual Romantic friendship · Sexual partner

Friendship · Kinship Monogamy · Same-sex relationship Non-monogamy · Open marriage Polyamory · Polyfidelity · Polygamy

Mistress (lover) · Cicisbeo · Concubinage · Courtesan ·

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