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CONCUBINE. A woman who cohabits with a man as his wife, without being married.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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His courtiers have left him in the lurch, and his concubines have followed so excellent an example.
It further said that the "concubine" life of a woman cannot be termed as a dignified life.
Wilsons The Bird King blends fantasy, historical romance, magical realism, adventure, and the court tale in a story about the favored concubine of the last sultan of Granada, a mapmaker with world-shaping artistic abilities, and a werewolf/vampire jinn in the final days of Moorish Spain and the rise of Catholic power in Iberia.
Born in 1920 in Kericho, she was only 14 when she was quietly taken in by a European man in Kerenga in Kericho, who kept her as his concubine.
According to the initiators of the protest, this extraction is illegal, with the concubine's consent, and in practice surplus production is obtained.
" I wanted to kill my wife and her mother after killing her alleged paramour he could not do so" he added said that he had repentance for the murdering a person, who had made his life miserable by making wife as her concubine always threatened to implicate in false case if he resisted or objected their relations .
Citing the heritage buildings at the Panglima Lane or more popularly known as Concubine Lane here as an example, Chin said it had changed much since the days he drew the row of buildings.
'I am the kabit (concubine) who will live [h]appily ever after [and] you will be the envious who will die each time you see me soar high,' added the actress.
She then starred in several nominated movies such as Ju Dou (1990), Raise The Red Lantern (1991), and Farewell My Concubine (1993).
Genji is a son of a Japanese emperor who falls madly in love with a beautiful young concubine Kiritsubo, whom every other woman in the kingdom becomes extremely jealous of and starts plotting against.
At this point Indian, Celestial, Quest, Rockall, Concubine and Smuggler were top six overall, with Ichi Ban hot on their tails, but by lunchtime Ichi Ban led from Wizard with a challenge from Quest looming.