Mary, his Egyptian concubine, was endeared to him by the birth of Ibrahim.
Any slave woman may be made a concubine, but may not be married.
Finally, he gave presents to the ladies of Mo-ling, hoping to secure a concubine.
If the wife did this, the Code did not allow the husband to take a concubine.
The concubine of a priest is a wicked woman, but she is not a social abomination.
He was the son of king Chung, by a concubine, but never became king of Silla.
If a concubine had sons her position did not differ materially in some respects from that of a chief wife.
If her master has used her as a concubine he cannot sell her.
Antoninus Pius, one of the very best of the Roman emperors, when his beloved Faustina died, took a concubine.
Tangkwag begot Mukarna and Buntang, who was the son of a concubine.
in the Bible denotes a female conjugally united to a man, but in a relation inferior to that of a wife. Among the early Jews, from various causes, the difference between a wife and a concubine was less marked than it would be amongst us. The concubine was a wife of secondary rank. There are various laws recorded providing for their protection (Ex. 21:7; Deut. 21:10-14), and setting limits to the relation they sustained to the household to which they belonged (Gen. 21:14; 25:6). They had no authority in the family, nor could they share in the household government. The immediate cause of concubinage might be gathered from the conjugal histories of Abraham and Jacob (Gen. 16;30). But in process of time the custom of concubinage degenerated, and laws were made to restrain and regulate it (Ex. 21:7-9). Christianity has restored the sacred institution of marriage to its original character, and concubinage is ranked with the sins of fornication and adultery (Matt. 19:5-9; 1 Cor. 7:2).