concubine

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Synonyms for concubine

a woman who cohabits with an important man

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Dennis Romano, Patricians and Popolani: The Social Foundations of the Renaissance Venetian State (Baltimore, 1987) discusses support for concubines as well.
In her diary she notes bitterly that emperors have the number of their concubines dutifully recorded, while her lovers--two young half-brothers--cause outraged gossip in the palace.
From here, the City was divided into two parts: the outer courtyard, where official functions were held and, to the north, the inner courtyard, accommodating the living quarters of the Emperor, his family and his concubines.
In a recent interview, Ms Korbut said: "Renald Knysh was training not only gymnasts, but future concubines for himself.
The Fountain, in which a Polish princess is abducted by a ruthless Tartar lord despite a harem of jealous concubines, features choreography by Rostislav Zakharov.
He digs deeper, literally, and adds yet another level where visitors discover lakes and woodland areas, waterfalls, but also Turkish palaces, concubines, Spanish galleons, the experience of being buried alive in a coffin.
The fact that there were no manumissions by will contested before 1836 indicates a strong survival of the tradition of freeing concubines and children of free men, including whites.
Jacob's four wives bore him one daughter and 12 sons, but this patriarch is easily surpassed by King Rehoboam who had 18 wives, 60 concubines, 28 sons, and 60 daughters, and thus averaged 1.
There he kept two permanent concubines in ignorance of one another, resisted the pleas of their Vietnamese fathers to legitimize or free them, and ravaged a procession of young girls on the side.
Entombed with the "Lord of Sipan," as Alva calls him, are eight more people, including several servants and two young women who may have been his concubines or wives.
Opening on March 8, 2014, The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China's Emperors ushers visitors into the emperor's most private quarters and offers a tantalizing glimpse into the lives of the rulers, subjects, and concubines who lived within the palace walls.
Mutairi claimed that on a recent trip to Mecca, she spoke with several muftis, or Muslim religious scholars, who believe that there is a basis for the purchase of concubines in the shariah, or Islamic holy law.
The historical drama shows Sultan Suleiman I, also called Suleiman the Magnificent who ruled from 1520 to 1566, with his wives and concubines in his harem.
Among the stellar list of concubines for the Tsui family's son of Cape Cross were Japanese champion Vodka and Group 1 winners Alpine Rose, Finsceal Beo, Look Here, Lush Lashes, Speciosa and the Aga Khan's outstanding Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winning filly Zarkava.
He explores how the dominant sexual regime of polygamy--in which he encompasses wives, concubines, and prostitutes--met its first stages of paradigmatic change in the 19th century, decades before the legal abolition of polygamy.