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In feudal England, a type of tenure by which a tenant was permitted to use real property that belonged to a lord in exchange for the performance of some service, such as providing young women for the use and pleasure of the lord.

An individual who, for a fee, supplies another individual with a prostitute for sexual purposes. To pander, or cater to the sexual desires of others in exchange for money.




n. a person who procures a prostitute for customers or vice versa, sharing the profits of the woman's activities. Supposedly he provides protection for the prostitutes, but quite often he will threaten, brutalize, rape, cheat and induce drug addiction of his women. A pimp commits the crime of pandering. (See: prostitution, pander, panderer)

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Neighbours intervened in cases of spousal abuse involving brothel-keepers, disciplined those who did not respect community norms, and interacted with them as neighbours.
It may be, as the brothel-keeper says, that the same stories recur with different actors, or it may be that "nulle histoire humaine n'est une petite histoire.
To top it off, the judge instructed the jury to discount the testimony of the brothel-keeper and prostitutes where Jewett worked: immoral harlots could not be credible witnesses in the courtroom, even though the women offered detailed and consistent evidence against Robinson.
If a brothel-keeper had been designing his ideal business premises, he could hardly have improved upon Needless Alley.
I WAS interested in the statements made by the brothel-keeper Linda Miller because she talks frankly about the need for brothels and is absolutely correct (June 23).
The baldy brothel-keeper is believed to have rented an exclusive Dublin apartment where Romanian girls were forced to work for FREE while their earnings were split between him and their Romanian pimp.
Sordid brothel ( or a haven for the street girls: Today's report on the court appearance of brothel-keeper Brenda Wilson throws up a moral dilemma.
The first a recovering junkie, the second a brothel-keeper, the third a football manager.
Madam Arvidson, the soothsayer (Rebecca de Pont Davis), doubled as a brothel-keeper, and many of the courtiers arrived to consult her in drag.
But though the play has a cast of six -- the ever-lively Di Botcher is seen all too briefly as a willing brothel-keeper of sorts -- Teddy and Plato inevitably take centerstage, and director Simon Usher might have been more scrupulous about seeing that the actors in those roles don't take over the production.
In another episode the boys express their dislike for a brothel-keeper, who has thirty cats and one dog of which she is very fond, by flinging the dog under the roller of a steam engine of the street-cleaning department, killing it before the driver can even see it.