bigamy


big·a·my

noun \ˈbi-gə-mē\

: the crime of marrying one person while you are still legally married to another

Full Definition of BIGAMY

:  the act of entering into a marriage with one person while still legally married to another
big·a·mist \-mist\ noun

Examples of BIGAMY

  1. He was accused of bigamy.

Origin of BIGAMY

Middle English bigamie, from Medieval Latin bigamia, from Latin bi- + Late Latin -gamia -gamy
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Legal Terms

actionable, alienable, carceral, chattel, complicity, decedent, larceny, malfeasance, modus operandi

Rhymes with BIGAMY

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