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concubinage

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noun con·cu·bi·nage \kän-ˈkyü-bə-nij, kən-\

Definition of concubinage

  1. 1 :  cohabitation of persons not legally married

  2. 2 :  the state of being a concubine



14th Century

First Known Use of concubinage

14th century


Law Dictionary

concubinage

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noun con·cu·bi·nage \kän-ˈkyü-bə-nij\

Legal Definition of concubinage

  1. :  the relationship between persons who are cohabiting without the benefit of marriage —used especially in the civil law of Louisiana — compare common-law marriage



Additional Notes on concubinage

Under Louisiana law, concubinage does not give rise to any rights in the parties to each other's property.


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