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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishconcubinecon‧cu‧bine /ˈkɒŋkjəbaɪn $ ˈkɑːŋ-/ noun [countable]  SYSEX/HAVE SEX WITHa woman in the past who lived with and had sex with a man who already had a wife or wives, but who was socially less important than the wives
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concubineHe was the elder brother of Burun's father, the son of a concubine, never acknowledged as heir.He is refused hospitality by the rich village priest, who lives with a concubine.Giving up his five wives and dozen concubines, Vladimir demanded that all his subjects in Kiev become baptized.The priest and his concubine retire; the guest soon seduces the girl with the promise of the sheepskin in payment.Pharaoh's daughter would probably be a daughter by one of his concubines, not a princess of blood-royal.On the death of his third wife, Charles lived with no less than three concubines who bore him numerous children.The priest had to be denounced by his parishioners; many with concubines would have escaped challenge.There is little doubt that those Roman writers who equate slaves with concubines were telling the truth.
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