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Concubine

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(1):

(n.) A wife of inferior condition; a lawful wife, but not united to the man by the usual ceremonies, and of inferior condition. Such were Hagar and Keturah, the concubines of Abraham; and such concubines were allowed by the Roman laws. Their children were not heirs of their father.

(2):

(n.) A woman who cohabits with a man without being his wife; a paramour.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Concubine'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/c/concubine.html. 1828.

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