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Charles Buck Theological Dictionary

Concubinage

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The act of living with a woman to whom the man is not legally married. It is also used for a marriage with a woman of inferior condition (performed with less solemnity than the formal marriage, ) and to whom the husband does not convey his rank. As polygamy was sometimes practised by the patriarchs, it was a common thing to see one, two, or many wives in a family, and besides these several concubines, 2 Samuel 3:3 , &c. 1 Kings 11:3 . 2 Chronicles 11:21; but ever since the abrogation of polygamy by Jesus Christ, and the reduction of marriage to its primitive institution, concubinage has been forbidden and condemned among Christians.

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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Concubinage'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/cbd/c/concubinage.html. 1802.

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