Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    Continuous and regular illicit intercourse. See 124 111. 607, 7 Am. St. Rep. 391, 17 N. E. 68.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A species of loose or Informal marriage which took placo among the ancients, and which is yet in use in some countries. See Concubinatus. The act or practice of cohabiting, in sexual commerce, without the authority of law or a legal marriage. Sinte v. Adams, 179 Mo. 334, 78 S. W. 588; State v. Overstreet, 43 Kan. 299, 23 Pac. 572; Henderson v. People, 124 111. 607, 17 N. E. 68, 7 Am. St. Rep. 391. An exception against a woman suing for dower, on the ground that she was the concubine, and not the wife, of the man of whose land she seeks to be endowed. Britt, c. 107.