con·cu·bine (kŏngkyə-bīn′, kŏn-)
1. Law A woman who cohabits with a man without being legally married to him.
2. In certain societies, such as imperial China, a woman contracted to a man as a secondary wife, often having few legal rights and low social status.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin concubīna : com-, com- + cubāre, to lie down.]
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