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con·cu·bi·nage

 (kŏn-kyo͞o′bə-nĭj, kən-)
n.
1. Law Cohabitation without legal marriage.
2. The state of being a concubine.
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concubinage

(kɒnˈkjuːbɪnɪdʒ)
n
1. (Law) cohabitation without legal marriage
2. the state of living as a concubine
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con•cu•bi•nage

(kɒnˈkyu bə nɪdʒ, kɒŋ-)

n.
1. cohabitation of a man and woman without legal or formal marriage.
2. the state of being a concubine.
[1350–1400]
con•cu′bi•nar′y, n., adj.
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Noun1.concubinage - cohabitation without being legally married
cohabitation - the act of living together and having a sexual relationship (especially without being married)
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cumlesinde, tecavuz sucunun "birlikte yasayan, yasamini evlilik bagi olmaksizin birlikte surduren (concubin) veya magdura sadakat sozlesmesiyle (pacte civil de solidarite) bagli olan kisi tarafindan islenmesinin" bir agirlastirici neden olarak duzenlendigini belirtmek istiyoruz.
Face a l'obstination de la Cour de cassation, laquelle avait a trois reprises refuse la qualite de concubin au partenaire d'une personne du meme sexe (76), l'intervention du legislateur devenait necessaire.