Yet rampant corruption, entrenched patriarchy, and a long history of concubinage also play a role.
At no period of Roman history are there any traces of polygamy or concubinage.
But no one will blame the same student for living in concubinage with a grisette.
Slavery and concubinage exist in China, and the husband has absolute power over his wife, even of life and death.
The logic of concubinage is embraced in this last reply, I think.
Apparently there existed in Antwerp only one priest, and he was living in concubinage.
And this, without hint of the guilt of violence, concubinage, and theft.
If open scandals and shameless bigamy and concubinage could be restrained, the ecclesiastical authorities were evidently content.
It will not do to say that David was punished for the crime of polygamy or concubinage.
concubinage is unknown; and cases of seduction or adultery very seldom arise.