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concubine

(in polygamous societies) a secondary wife, usually of lower social rank
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There were tough miscegenation laws in colonial Kenya that forbade Europeans and Africans from marrying.A good number of Europeans secretly kept African women as concubines even though they risked being excommunicated from their society.
'Kirida the dakilang kabit (Mistress, the great concubine),' said the basher.
Right: SCENIC ROUTE Concubine enjoys a stellar run past the Organ Pipes.
The Bible teaches that if a wife doesn't conceive an heir for the husband, it's just dandy for him to sire one with a concubine (or handmaid), but then if his wife later does bear a son, it's OK to disown the concubine's son and to drive her and that child out into the desert and not care if they live or die.
In her new book, Empress of the East, historian Leslie Peirce attempts a chronicle of the palace, this time filtered through the life of Siileyman's longtime companion and wife, Roxelana, who was referred to at the time as the "slave woman from Russia." According to Peirce, "It was Roxelana who transformed the imperial harem from a residence for women of the dynasty into an institution that wielded political influence." Most significantly, she "shattered tradition by creating a nuclear family in a polygynous world"; in other words, Roxelana was the first Ottoman concubine to marry her master, and she became a copilot of sorts with the great military commander.
The generic term 'mulatto' was used synonymously with concubine, whether black or racially mixed, slave or free.
Aided by a couple of cardinals and a number of priests, the patriarch officiated over Sunday mass service in which he recited verses from the New Testament Gospels of Luke depicting Mary's initial perplexed response to the news of her Immaculate Annunciation by the angel Gabriel; Resigned to her Divinely - ordained fate, Mary simply uttered willingness at becoming God's mere concubine by submitting to his will!" Mary's constant response to God had been a big "YES" throughout her entire life the patriarch said.
But, apparently, it's fair game to call a woman a concubine, even during plenary when Carwyn Jones was renominated as First Minister.
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In Judges, the protagonists in the concubine of Gibeah story also believe that they are acting righteously, whereas their behavior is in fact sinful.
Empress Dowager Cixi The Concubine Who Launched Modern China.
When the beautiful concubine ZhaoJun refuses to supply the corrupt minister MAOYANSHOU with his usual bribe he makes sure she's hidden away from the Emperor, but ZhaoJun is a resourceful woman and engineers a chance meeting with the Emperor.