Concubinage Law and Legal Definition

Concubinage refers to a status of a man and woman who live together as man and wife without being married. A concubine is the wife without the title. It is defined as the act or practice of cohabiting without legal marriage. It is also defined as living together as man and wife without legal marriage. Concubinage is defined as a species of loose, informal marriage, which took place among the ancients, and which is yet in use in some countries.

The following is a case law defining Concubinage:

Concubinage is the act or practice of cohabiting in sexual intercourse without the authority of law or a legal marriage.[Succession of Jahraus, 114 La. 456 (La. 1905)].