seraglio

(noun)

the women’s apartments (harem) in a Muslim palace.

historically, a Turkish palace, esp. the Sultan’s court and government offices at Constantinople.

word’s encounter: Gibbon’s The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

word’s use: seraglio or whorehouse: which establishment would one prefer to frequent?

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