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concubinage Explained

concubinage at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[kɔnk'ju:bənədʒ]

concubinage at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Cohabitation of a man and a woman without the full sanctions of legal marriage. The Judeo-Christian term concubine has been generally applied exclusively to women; Western studies of non-Western societies use it to refer to partners who are sanctioned by law but lack the status of full wives. See also common-law marriage, harem, polygamy.

CONCUBINAGE at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

riends about the crime. * I'm not boasting but I think I did very well in the interview. [also V that, V speech]noun
(old-fashioned) a person who bragsnoun
(also Brahmin ) a Hindu who belongs to the highest CASTE (= division of society), in which all the members are priestsnoun, verb
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Concubinage at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Concubinage \Con*cu"bi*nage\, n.
1. The cohabiting of a man and a woman who are not legally
married; the state of being a concubine.

Note: In some countries, concubinage is marriage of an
inferior kind, or performed with less solemnity than a
true or formal marriage; or marriage with a woman of
inferior condition, to whom the husband does not convey
his rank or quality. Under Roman law, it was the living
of a man and woman in sexual relations without
marriage, but in conformity with local law.

2. (Law) A plea, in which it is alleged that the woman suing
for dower was not lawfully married to the man in whose
lands she seeks to be endowed, but that she was his
concubine.

concubinage at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

concubinage
n : cohabitation without being legally married

concubinage at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

Inter: suffix » concubine|age

Noun

Inter: en-noun » s|-
  • The state of cohabiting or living together as man and wife while not married.
    1. The state of being a concubine.
    2. 1902 Websters International Dictionary. "In some countries, concubinage is marriage of an inferior kind, or performed with less solemnity than a true or formal marriage; or marriage with a woman of inferior condition to whom the husband does not convey his rank or quality. Under Roman Law, it was the living together of a man and a woman in sexual relations without marriage but in conformity with local law."

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » the state of cohabitating while not married

  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|concubinato|m
  • Manx: Inter: t- » gv|colhiabbeeys|m
  • Old Irish: Inter: tø » sga|lennánacht|f

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Polish: konkubinat {{m}}
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|concubinato|m


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » the state of being a concubine
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|concubinaggio|m, Inter: t- » it|concubinario|m


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Old Irish: Inter: tø » sga|lennánacht|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: et » concubinage
    Translation: el » concubinage
    Translation: fr » concubinage
    Translation: io » concubinage
    Translation: pl » concubinage
    Translation: ru » concubinage
    Translation: ta » concubinage
    Translation: te » concubinage
    Translation: vi » concubinage
    Translation: zh » concubinage