Concubine Law and Legal Definition

Concubine refers to a woman who lives with a man to whom she is not married. A concubine is wife without title. When a man and a woman live permanently as husband and wife without the benefit of marriage, the woman gets the status of a concubine. Although a concubine serves the functions of a legal wife, she does not enjoy any rights in a family or any spiritual comforts. A concubine is denied certain legal protections.