concubinary

adjective
con·​cu·​bi·​nary | \ känˈkyübəˌnerē, kən- \
variants: or less commonly concubinarian \ ¦känˌkyübə¦na(a)rēən , kən¦k-​ \

Definition of concubinary

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: relating to, living in, or sprung from concubinage

concubinary

noun
\ " \
plural -es

Definition of concubinary (Entry 2 of 2)

: one living in concubinage

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for concubinary

Adjective

concubinary from Medieval Latin concubinarius, from Latin concubina concubine + -arius -ary; concubinarian from concubinary + -ian

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About concubinary

Dictionary Entries Near concubinary

concubinal

concubinary

concubinate

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for concubinary

Cite this Entry

“Concubinary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/concubinary. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Dog Words Quiz

  • shiba puppy more or less demanding cuddles
  • Which of the following animals has a dog in its etymology?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!