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noun 
  1. A woman who lives with a man, but who is not a wife.
  2. A slave-girl for sexual service prominent in all ancient cultures.
  3. Signifies a relationship where the male is the dominant partner, socially and economically
  4. A woman attached to a man solely for reproduction, and who cares for the resulting children without any romantic relationship
  1. (esp. formerly in Muslim societies) a woman residing in a harem and kept, as by a sultan, for sexual purposes. <ref>Random House Unabridged Dictionary</ref>
Etymology: Origin: 1250"1300; ME (< AF) < L concubÄna, equiv. to concub- (var. s. of concumbere to lie together; see con-, incumbent) + -Äna fem. suffix.


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