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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).

FORNICATRIX, n. A woman guilty of fornication. Pl. -ices.Gall. 1709 Session Bk. Penninghame (1933) I. 241:
Patrick M'Cleland hath done nothing as to his penalty nor any of the women fornicatrices.
Gall. 1742 Ib. II. 388:
Since our last Agnes M'Keachie, fornicatrix, had laid in her child to Hugh M'Bride.

[O.Sc. fornicatrix, id., from 1595. Sc. keeps the Lat. form in contrast to Eng. fornicatress.]

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