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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  infidelity 
  n  :  the  quality  of  being  unfaithful  [syn:  {unfaithfulness}] 
  [ant:  {fidelity},  {fidelity}] 




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