bigamous

adjective

big·​a·​mous ˈbi-gə-məs How to pronounce bigamous (audio)
1
: guilty of bigamy
a bigamous man
2
: involving bigamy
a bigamous marriage
bigamously adverb

Word History

First Known Use

1671, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of bigamous was in 1671

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Cite this Entry

“Bigamous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bigamous. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Legal Definition

bigamous

adjective
big·​a·​mous ˈbi-gə-məs How to pronounce bigamous (audio)
1
: guilty of bigamy
a bigamous spouse
2
: involving bigamy
a bigamous marriage

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