variants or hetairism
plural -s
: a general system of temporary or continued sexual relations outside wedlock : concubinage
: a state of society conceived as existing in the past and characterized by the holding of women in common

Word History


Greek hetairismos, from hetaira + -ismos -ism

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“Hetaerism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hetaerism. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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