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bigamy

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noun big·a·my \ˈbi-gə-mē\

Simple Definition of bigamy

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

Full Definition of bigamy

  1. :  the act of entering into a marriage with one person while still legally married to another

big·a·mist play \-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

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