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polygamy

noun po·lyg·a·my \-mē\

: the state or practice of being married to more than one person at the same time

Full Definition of POLYGAMY

1
:  marriage in which a spouse of either sex may have more than one mate at the same time — compare polyandry, polygyny
2
:  the state of being polygamous
po·lyg·a·mist \-mist\ noun
po·lyg·a·mize \-ˌmīz\ intransitive verb

First Known Use of POLYGAMY

circa 1591

Other Sociology Terms

bourgeois, ethos, eugenics, exurb, incommunicado, intelligentsia, megalopolis, metrosexual, mores, subculture

polygamy

noun po·lyg·a·my \-mē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural po·lyg·a·mies

Medical Definition of POLYGAMY

:  marriage in which a spouse of either sex may have more than one mate at the same time—compare polyandry, polygyny

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