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polygyny

noun po·lyg·y·ny \-nē\

Definition of POLYGYNY

:  the state or practice of having more than one wife or female mate at a time — compare polyandry, polygamy

First Known Use of POLYGYNY

1780

Other Sociology Terms

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

polygyny

noun po·lyg·y·ny \pə-ˈlij-ə-nē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural po·lyg·y·nies

Medical Definition of POLYGYNY

:  the state or practice of having more than one wife or female mate at one time—compare polyandry, polygamy
po·lyg·y·nous \-nəs\ adjective

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