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Concubine

Concubine Meaning & Definition
Concubine Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Concubine?

[n] a woman who cohabits with an important man

Synonyms | Synonyms for Concubine: courtesan | doxy | odalisque | paramour

Related Terms | Find terms related to Concubine: better half | bondmaid | bondman | bondslave | bondsman | bondswoman | captive | chattel | chattel slave | churl | common-law wife | debt slave | doxy | feme | feme covert | galley slave | goodwife | goody | helot | helpmate | helpmeet | homager | kept mistress | kept woman | lady | liege | liege man | liege subject | married woman | matron | mistress | odalisque | old lady | old woman | paramour | peon | playmate | rib | serf | servant | slave | squaw | subject | theow | thrall | unofficial wife | vassal | villein | wedded wife | wife | woman

See Also | fancy woman | kept woman | mistress

Concubine In Webster's Dictionary

\Con"cu*bine\, n. [F., fr. L. concubina; con- + cubare to lie down, concumbere to lie together, akin to E. cubit.] 1. A woman who cohabits with a man without being his wife; a paramour. Note: Concubine has been sometimes, but rarely, used of a male paramour as well as of a female. --Trench. 2. A wife of inferior condition; a lawful wife, but not united to the man by the usual ceremonies, and of inferior condition. Such were Hagar and Keturah, the concubines of Abraham; and such concubines were allowed by the Roman laws. Their children were not heirs of their father.

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