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concubine

A woman in a continuous, quasi-marital relationship with a man whom she cannot marry for various reasons—e.g., due to lower socioeconomic status or because the man is already married.
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"Five children with one concubine in seven years and none with any other was a revolutionary break with tradition," Peirce writes.
The Senedd's new Ukip leader Neil Hamilton was jeered during plenary when he turned on Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood and Lib Dem AM Kirsty Williams exclaiming "These two ladies have made themselves political concubines in Carwyn's harem.
"One should remember that enslaving the families of the kuffar - the infidels - and taking their women as concubines is a firmly established aspect of the Shariah, or Islamic law," (https://azelin.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/islamic-state-of-iraq-and-al-shc481m-e2809cislamic-state-report-422.pdf) ISIS wrote .
A Cardiff man who appeared on an IS recruitment video earlier this year said he was going to buy a "concubine" from an IS-run slave market on the Syria-Iraq border.
"These women plan to become the concubines of the rebels and terrorist groups members," the sources added.
Not only their wives, but also the female slaves and concubines are rigorously watched, and no strange eye is allowed to see them" (Them.
"Did he have a favorite concubine? I mean would he take turns.
Munawar Hassan was slaughtered and then thrown into a canal by concubines of his wife i.e., Khizer Hayat Gujjar and Ghulam Yasin.
Long the objects of desire for a nation for thousands of years, concubines and courtesans have long had their place in culture.
1999: Archaeologists found what they believed to be the tomb of the first Ming, his wife, and 46 concubines in China.
Twenty-two acknowledged concubines, and a library of 62,000 volumes, attested the variety of his [Gordianus II's] inclinations, and from the productions which he left behind him, it appears that the former as well as the latter were designed for use rather than ostentation.
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.