KJV Dictionary Definition: fornicated


FORN'ICATED, a. L. fornicatus, from fornix, an arch. Arched; vaulted like an oven or furnace.


FORNICA'TION, n. L. fornicatio.

1. The incontinence or lewdness of unmarried persons, male or female; also, the criminal conversation of a married man with an unmarried woman.

2. Adultery. Matt. 5.

3. Incest. 1Cor. 5.

4. Idolatry; a forsaking of the true God, and worshipping of idols. 2Chron. 21. Rev. 19.



1. An unmarried person, male or female, who has criminal conversation with the other sex; also, a married man who has sexual commerce with an unmarried woman. See Adultery.

2. A lewd person.

3. An idolater.