a sexual relationship with someone other than your regular partner
   The English version is now more common:
    ... having a vigorous and even dangerous wife, and an affair problem. (Bradbury, 1975)
   In French it might include the person involved as well as the relationship:
    He comes to see the singer Floriana. He's her latest affaire. (Manning, 1960)
   Also of homosexual relationships:
    His affairs with men had been few. (P. Scott, 1971)
   A man of affairs is merely a businessman.

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