What is COMMON- LAW WIFE?

A woman who was party to a “common-law marriage.” as above defined: or one who, having lived with a man in a relation of concubinage during his life, asserts a claim, after his death, to have been his wife according to the requirements of the common law. In re Brush, 25 Anp. Div. 610. 49 N. Y. Supp. 803.

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