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

    A woman living with a man as his wife, but not married to him. See 124 111. 607, 7 Am. St. Rep. 391, 17 N. E. 68.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    (1) A woman who cohabito with a man to whom she is not married.
    (2) A sort of inferior wife, among the Romans, upon whom the husband did not confer his rank or quality.