Copulation vs. Fornication

Copulation vs. Fornication — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Copulation and Fornication

Copulationverb

To engage in sexual intercourse in which the penis is inserted into the vagina.

Fornicationnoun

Sexual intercourse between people who are not married to each other, especially when considered as a sin.

Copulationverb

To transfer male reproductive cells from one individual to another, usually into an internal organ or cavity, such as a cloaca. Used of animals.

Fornicationnoun

Sexual intercourse, especially on the part of an unmarried person.

Copulationadjective

Coupled; joined.

Fornicationnoun

(legal) The act of such illicit sexual intercourse between a man and a woman which does not by law amount to adultery.

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Copulationnoun

(countable) The act of coupling or joining; union; conjunction.

Fornicationnoun

voluntary sexual intercourse between persons not married to each other

Copulationnoun

(uncountable) Sexual procreation between a man and a woman or transfer of the sperm from male to female; usually applied to the mating process in nonhuman animals; coitus; coition.

Fornicationnoun

extramarital sex that willfully and maliciously interferes with marriage relations;

adultery is often cited as grounds for divorce

Copulationnoun

the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur