concubinage

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

Definition of concubinage

1 : cohabitation of persons not legally married
2 : the state of being a concubine

First Known Use of concubinage

14th century


Law Dictionary

concubinage

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

legal Definition of concubinage

: the relationship between persons who are cohabiting without the benefit of marriage used especially in the civil law of Louisiana — compare common-law marriage
Note: Under Louisiana law, concubinage does not give rise to any rights in the parties to each other's property.

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