Definitions

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  • n. A concubinage.

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  • n. Concubinage.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Concubinage.

Etymologies

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Latin concubinatus.

Examples

  • Such a relationship would be substantially the same as the ancient concubinate, which persisted even in Christendom up to the sixteenth century.

    The Task of Social Hygiene

  • And here also the child shall be his or hers, as they shall agree particularly by covenant; for although for the most part a concubine is supposed to yield up the right of her children to the father, yet doth not concubinate enforce so much.

    The Elements of Law Natural and Politic

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  • Unmarried mothers are even more prolific than the ones who are married, kept, seduced or concubinated.

    - I The Supreme, Augusto Roa Bastos, 1974, tr. Helen Lane, Dalkey Archive edition (2000), p. 402

    October 31, 2018