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concubinage

an old-fashioned word for COHABITATION.

CONCUBINAGE. This term has two different significations; sometimes it means a species of marriage which took place among the ancients, and which is yet in use in some countries. In this country it means the act or practice of cohabiting as man and woman, in sexual commerce, without the authority of law, or a legal marriage. Vide 1 Bro. Civ. Law, 80; Merl. Rep. b. t.; Dig. 32, 49, 4; Id. 7, 1, 1; Code, 5, 27, 12.

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Ce PACS c'est un compromis legislatif comme est le phenomene de concubinage en soi.
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And so into servitude of concubinage or marriage my shame-shackled
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Margaret Miles examines what we can name about Augustine's nameless partner from our knowledge of the sexual arrangements of concubinage in late antiquity.
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