adjective adel·phic \ə-ˈdel-fik\

Definition of adelphic

  1. :  of or relating to a polygynous marriage in which the wives are sisters or to a polyandrous marriage in which the husbands are brothers

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Origin and Etymology of adelphic

Greek adelphikos brotherly, sisterly, from adelphos brother + -ikos -ic

First Known Use: 1896

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