Definition of Hetairism

1. n. A supposed primitive state of society, in which all the women of a tribe were held in common.



Definition of Hetairism

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hetairism

hetacillin
hetaera
hetaerae
hetaeras
hetaeric
hetaerism
hetaerisms
hetaerist
hetaerists
hetaerolite
hetaira
hetairai
hetairas
hetairia
hetairias
hetairism (current term)
hetairisms
hetarene
hetarenes
hetaryne
hetarynes
hetas
hetastarch
hetchel
hetchels
hete
heter-
heteracanth
heteradelphus
heterakid

Literary usage of Hetairism

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1. The Family and the New Democracy: A Study in Social Hygiene by Anna Mary Galbraith (1920)
"... Theory of the Three General Cultural Stages of the Race: (1) hetairism and Limited Promiscuity, Marriage by Capture; (2) the Matriarchate and Polyandry; ..."

2. Christianity and Sex Problems by Hugh Northcote (1916)
"It is historically probable that the writers of the New Testament had not got before them any general manifestation of hetairism in its best aspects, ..."

3. A History of Matrimonial Institutions Chiefly in England and the United by George Elliott Howard (1904)
"Woman, it is assumed, is exposed to the lust or sexual tyranny of man; and it is through her successful revolt against the bondage of unbridled hetairism ..."

4. Some First Steps in Human Progress by Frederick Starr (1895)
"McLennan believed, also, that there was at first hetairism, ... Lub- bock holds that there was first hetairism ; then marriage by actual capture ..."

5. The Evolution of Marriage and of the Family by Charles Jean Marie Letourneau (1891)
"It is Herodotus who has transmitted to us the most striking example of this kind, the one invoked by all the theorists of hetairism. ..."

6. The Development of Marriage and Kinship by Charles Staniland Wake (1889)
"... peoples of the ancient world of practices which he thinks point to a still earlier condition of hetairism, in which men had a community of wives. ..."

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