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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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In Georgia today, state law now makes the pimping of a minor a felony--not a simple misdemeanor.
Pimping spans all three and, because of street encounters, involves an unwritten triadic contract and often a clash of capitals.
They rewarded poverty pimping while at the same time rejecting more genuinely redistributive initiatives.
Initially he'll face charges in California for pimping and other associated crimes, but Texas will have its own investigation," Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (http://www.
She had said that all three national sex worker laws were unconstitutional, and said brothels, pimping and soliciting should all be allowed.
Gibson, 41, cried quietly as Van Nuys Superior Court Judge Lloyd Nash issued concurrent sentences for three convictions of pimping and told her she could not receive probation under state law.
Gibson, 41, is charged with three counts of pimping and four counts of pandering by procuring, charges that could send her to prison for up to 17 years.
Even without the girls, we can still prove the pimping counts for three girls,'' said Sandi Gibbons, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.
Prosecutors accuse Gibson, 41, of running a sophisticated call girl ring and have charged her with 12 felony counts of pimping and pandering.
A preliminary review of the evidence last month led a Municipal Court judge to order Gibson to stand trial on five counts of pimping, five counts of pandering by procuring and two counts of pandering by encouraging.
Earlier, the prosecution dismissed a charge of conspiracy to commit pimping and pandering because it was filed improperly.
Authorities accuse Gibson of pimping 34 women in 16 states and prostituting at least six more women in Europe.