concubinage

[kon-kyoo-buh-nij, kong-]
noun
1.
cohabitation of a man and woman without legal or formal marriage.
2.
the state or practice of being a concubine.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; see concubine, -age

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concubinage (kɒnˈkjuːbɪnɪdʒ)
 
n
1.  cohabitation without legal marriage
2.  the state of living as a concubine

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concubinage
late 14c., from Fr. concubinage, from concubin, from L. concubina (see concubine).
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Later that year, several cases of concubinage came to light.
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