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ID: 300400494
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/aat/300400494

 

Record Type: concept
mistresses (romantic partners) (romantic partners, <people by family relationship>, ... People (hierarchy name))

 

Note: Women who have a romantic relationship with a man without being his wife. The term today usually has a negative connotation, and is generally only used in the context of certain historical periods. The mistress may be a powerful person in the household, even bearing children; it is often used when the husband is married to another person. Its usage can overlap with "concubines," although "mistresses" is typically preferred in historical periods of Europe and elsewhere in the West.
 
Terms:
mistresses (romantic partners) (preferred,C,U,English-P,D,U,PN)
mistress (romantic partner) (C,U,English,AD,U,SN)

Facet/Hierarchy Code:  H.HG

Hierarchical Position:

Hierarchy of Agents Facet
Agents Facet
Hierarchy of People (hierarchy name)
.... People (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of people (agents)
........ people (agents) (G)
Hierarchy of <people by family relationship>
............ <people by family relationship> (G)
Hierarchy of romantic partners
................ romantic partners (G)
Hierarchy of mistresses (romantic partners)
.................... mistresses (romantic partners) (G)

Related concepts:
meaning/usage overlaps with ....  concubines
..................................................  (romantic partners, <people by family relationship>, ... People (hierarchy name)) [300386321]

Sources and Contributors:
mistress (romantic partner)............  [VP]
...............................................  Oxford English Dictionary Online (2002-)
mistresses (romantic partners)............  [VP Preferred]
.....................................................  Oxford English Dictionary Online (2002-)
.....................................................  Random House Unabridged Dictionary (1993)
.....................................................  Underwood and Rosen, Social Development: Relationships (2011)
.....................................................  Webster's Third New International Dictionary (2002)
 
Subject: .....  [VP]
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Oxford English Dictionary Online (2002-)

 

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