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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Cohabitation without being legally married.

Usage examples (22)
  • Contrary practices, such as concubinage, were still tolerated, but they counted for little in the social organism.
  • The Court held that a same - gender relationship could not constitute "concubinage" for the purpose of terminating alimony.
  • Ph. Schaff, W.J. Mann describes the relation of the General Synod to the Methodists and Presbyterians as a "concubinage" with the sects.
  • Polyandry is considered swinish, and concubinage is unknown. for more
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