Seniority of Wives

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Traditionally, greater heed and weight is given to the council of the elder wives. The further down the chain a wife is in seniority, the less say she has in deciding family matters. For this reason, desirable women (those exhibiting beauty or martial prowess—or preferably both) will sometimes reject suitors who already have many wives, because they desire to have more influence in guiding the family than is being offered them.



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