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 (kŏn-kyo͞o′bə-nĭj, kən-)
1. Law Cohabitation without legal marriage.
2. The state of being a concubine.
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1. (Law) cohabitation without legal marriage
2. the state of living as a concubine
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(kɒnˈkyu bə nɪdʒ, kɒŋ-)

1. cohabitation of a man and woman without legal or formal marriage.
2. the state of being a concubine.
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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