hetaerism

hetaerism

[hi-teer-iz-uhm]
noun
2.
a social system in which the women are considered common property.
Also, hetairism [hi-tahyuhr-iz-uhm] .


Origin:
1855–60; hetaer(a) + -ism

hetaerist, noun
hetaeristic [het-uh-ris-tik] , adjective
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hetaerism or hetairism (hɪˈtɪərɪzəm, hɪˈtaɪrɪzəm)
 
n
1.  the state of being a concubine
2.  sociol, anthropol a social system attributed to some primitive societies, in which women are communally shared
 
hetairism or hetairism
 
n
 
he'taerist or hetairism
 
n
 
he'tairist or hetairism
 
n
 
hetae'ristic or hetairism
 
adj
 
hetai'ristic or hetairism
 
adj

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