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concubinage

[kon-kyoo-buh-nij, kong-] /kɒnˈkyu bə nɪdʒ, kɒŋ-/
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
1350-1400; Middle English; see concubine, -age
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  • Later that year, several cases of concubinage came to light.
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concubinage

/kɒnˈkjuːbɪnɪdʒ/
noun
1.
cohabitation without legal marriage
2.
the state of living as a concubine
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Word Origin and History for concubinage
n.

late 14c., from Middle French concubinage, from concubin, from Latin concubina (see concubine).

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