Definition - What does Prostitute mean?

A prostitute refers to a person who partakes in sexual acts with people in exchange for some type of payment. The payment is usually money. Almost all states in the United States have laws making prostitution illegal and any sort of cause or aid of prostitution is illegal as well. Essentially, any party involved in a prostitution act is criminally liable in the United States.

Justipedia explains Prostitute

Prostitution is often referred to as being the oldest profession in the world. In ancient cultures, prostitution was very rampant and was almost always legal. In the ancient Greece culture, prostitution was a formally recognized profession held by both women and younger boys. The prostitutes in ancient Greece had a certain wardrobe that they wore, and they were also taxed by the government. In more recent times, prostitution is not as welcomed in most cultures.

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