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.
British Dictionary definitions for concubine
Word Origin for concubine
Word Origin and History 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."