bigamy

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noun big·a·my \ˈbi-gə-mē\

Definition of bigamy

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

bigamist

play \-mist\ noun

Examples of bigamy in a sentence

  1. He was accused of bigamy.

Origin and Etymology of bigamy

Middle English bigamie, from Medieval Latin bigamia, from Latin bi- + Late Latin -gamia -gamy


First Known Use: 14th century


BIGAMY Defined for English Language Learners

bigamy

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noun big·a·my \ˈbi-gə-mē\

Definition of bigamy for English Language Learners

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


Law Dictionary

bigamy

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noun big·a·my \ˈbi-gə-mē\

Legal Definition of bigamy

  1. :  the crime of marrying someone while still legally married to someone else — compare polygamy

bigamist

\-mist\ play noun

Origin and Etymology of bigamy

Medieval Latin bigamia, ultimately from Latin bi- two + Greek gamos marriage


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