communal marriage

noun

Definition of communal marriage

: a hypothetical primitive promiscuity in which all the women of a social group belonged to all the men in common

called also group marriage

— compare punalua

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“Communal marriage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/communal%20marriage. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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