harlotry vs prostitution what difference

what is difference between harlotry and prostitution

English

Etymology

harlot +‎ -ry

Noun

harlotry (countable and uncountable, plural harlotries)

  1. The trade of a harlot; prostitution.
    • 1971, New American Standard Bible, Hosea 4:11:
      Harlotry, wine, and new wine take away the understanding.
    • 1982, New King James Version, Hosea 4:11:
      Harlotry, wine, and new wine enslave the heart.
Translations



English

Etymology

From Late Latin prostitutio.

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: pros‧ti‧tu‧tion

Noun

prostitution (usually uncountable, plural prostitutions)

  1. Engaging in sexual activity with another person for pay.
    • The FBI typically does not investigate adult prostitution, leaving it as a state and local matter, but in recent years it has made child prostitution a priority in a program the FBI calls Operation Cross Country. The program includes highway billboards asking people to call the FBI with tips.
    Her addiction brought her to the point that prostitution was the only means she had to survive.
  2. (by extension) Debasement for profit or impure motives.
    The television advertising job was a prostitution of the talents of one of the great writers of the century.

Synonyms

  • harlotry
  • oldest profession, world’s oldest profession
  • oldest occupation
  • whoredom

Related terms

  • prostitute
  • child prostitution

Translations


French

Etymology

From Latin prōstitūtiō.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pʁɔs.ti.ty.sjɔ̃/

Noun

prostitution f (plural prostitutions)

  1. prostitution

Related terms

  • prostituée
  • prostituer

Further reading

  • “prostitution” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

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