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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Prostitution  \Pros`ti*tu"tion\,  n.  [L.  prostitutio:  cf  F. 
  prostitution.] 
  1.  The  act  or  practice  of  prostituting  or  offering  the  body 
  to  an  indiscriminate  intercourse  with  men;  common  lewdness 
  of  a  woman. 
 
  2.  The  act  of  setting  one's  self  to  sale,  or  of  devoting  to 
  infamous  purposes  what  is  in  one's  power;  as  the 
  prostitution  of  abilities;  the  prostitution  of  the  press. 
  ``Mental  prostitution.''  --Byron. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  prostitution 
  n  :  offering  sexual  intercourse  for  pay  [syn:  {harlotry},  {whoredom}] 




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