WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
con•cu•bine /ˈkɑŋkyəˌbaɪn, ˈkɑn-/USA pronunciation n. [countable] a woman who cohabits with a man to whom she is not legally married. Anthropology(among peoples who allow more than one wife) a secondary wife, usually of inferior rank.

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concubine /ˈkɒŋkjʊˌbaɪn ˈkɒn-/ n
  1. (in polygamous societies) a secondary wife, usually of lower social rank
  2. a woman who cohabits with a man
Etymology: 13th Century: from Old French, from Latin concubīna, from concumbere to lie together, from cubare to lie

concubinary /kɒŋˈkjʊbɪnərɪ/ n , adj



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