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02:34 Dec 6, 2004
English to English translations [PRO] Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
English term or phrase:maitresse en titre
Bill might sleep with other women, as in Texas, Hillary tacily accepted, but Hillary, as both personality and presence, was to be treated and respected as a partner in a league of her own, a sort of maitresse en titre.
What's the meaning of this part:¡°as both personality and presence, was to be treated and respected as a partner in a league of her own, a sort of maitresse en titre¡±
For quite a while now the popular press has referred to Camilla Parker-Bowles as Prince Charles's 'maîtresse en titre'. The term is literally French for 'mistress in title'. Or, as the Human Resources jargon-spouters would put it, a mistress according to her job title.