have (sexual) relations (with someone)

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have (sexual) relations (with someone)

To engage in sexual intercourse or activity (with someone); to have or be in a sexual relationship (with someone). As there was no hard evidence that Mr. Smith's ex-wife had sexual relations outside of marriage, the judge was obliged to uphold the prenuptial agreement during the divorce proceedings. I hear Jim got fired for having relations with his secretary.
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have relations with someone

Euph. to have sexual relations with someone. While engaged to Mary, he was having relations with at least two other women. She was having relations with one of her employees, which was strictly against policy.
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A gay or lesbian (person) can now be prosecuted for adultery, legally putting them on equal footing with a man or a woman who knowingly has sexual relations with a married person," Lagman said.
These early writings do discuss whether women who have sexual contact with each other should, for example, be allowed to marry priests or whether if a priest's daughter has sexual relations with another woman that counts as sex such that she would not be allowed to eat the priestly offerings from which the priestly family lived.
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