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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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Once you pay us they belong to you," Nasko told our undercover man posing as a London brothel keeper.
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The Guardian, 17 January 2001, Chris Mac-Greal, 'Congo's "saviour" brought bloodshed: How Kabila, the brothel keeper, caused a war that engulfs Africa': "There was no shortage of candidates with a motive for trying to assassinate Laurent Kabila .
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Cass was jailed for a year for living off the proceeds of prostitution, but now police are trying to seize assets they believe were earned from his days as a brothel keeper.