Origin of concubine
Examples from the Web for concubine
A concubine may be a woman who has a defined and legally guaranteed relation to one man, if the mores have so determined.Folkways|William Graham Sumner
For if she be free, I shall take her to my wife, and if she be bond, I shall make her my concubine.
If a concubine had sons her position did not differ materially in some respects from that of a chief wife.
"Someone ought to do unto him as was done unto the Levite's concubine," was Abinger's graceful contribution.Poppy|Cynthia Stockley
After being kept three months in irons, Amady was released and in part consoled with a concubine.
Word Origin for concubine
c.1300, from Latin concubina (fem.), from concumbere "to lie with, to lie together, to cohabit," from com- "with" (see com-) + cubare "to lie down" (see cubicle). Recognized by law among polygamous peoples as "a secondary wife."